9 April

AT Antioch, St. Prochorus, who was one of the first seven deacons. Renowned for faith and miracles, he was crowned with martyrdom.—At Rome the birthday of the holy martyrs Demetrius, Concessus, Hilary and their companions.—At Sirmium, seven holy virgins and martyrs, who purchased eternal life together, at the price of their own blood.—At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, St. Eupsychius, martyr, who suffered martyrdom under Julian the Apostate, for having overthrown the temple of Fortune.—In Africa, the holy Massylitan martyrs, on whose birthday St. Augustine delivered a discourse.—At Amida, in Mesopotamia, St. Acatius, bishop, who melted and sold even the sacred vessels in order to ransom captives.—At Rouen, St. Hugh, bishop and confessor.— At Die, St. Marcellus, bishop, celebrated for miracles.—In Judea, St. Mary Cleophas, sister of the most Blessed Mary, Mother of God.—At Rome, the translation of the body of St. Monica, mother of the blessed bishop Augustine, which was brought from Ostia to Rome, under the Sovereign Pontiff, Martin V., and with due honors buried in the Church of St. Augustine.—At Mons, in Hainaut, blessed Waltrude, renowned for holiness of life and miracles.

And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors and holy virgins.

Thanks be to God.

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