14 April

THE feast of St. Justin, martyr, who is mentioned on the 13th of this month.—At Rome, on the Appian Way, the birthday of the holy martyrs Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus, who suffered in the time of the emperor Alexander and the prefect Almachius. The first two being converted to Christ by the exhortations of blessed Cecilia, and baptized by pope St. Urban, were beaten with rods, and decapitated for the true faith. But Maximus, chamberlain of the prefect, moved by their constancy, and encouraged by the vision of an angel, believed in Christ, and was scourged with leaded whips until he expired.—At Teramo, St. Proculus, bishop and martyr.—Also, St. Domnina, virgin and martyr, crowned with other virgins, her companions.—At Alexandria, St. Thomaides, martyr.—The same day, St. Ardalion, an actor. One day, in the theatre, while mocking the holy rites of the Christian religion, he was suddenly converted, and bore testimony to it, not only by his words, but also with his blood.—At Lyons, St. Lambert, bishop and confessor.—At Alexandria, St. Fronto, an abbot, whose life was adorned with sanctity and miracles.—At Rome, St. Abundius, resident sacristan of the church of St. Peter.

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

Thanks be to God.

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