23 April

THE birthday of St. George, whose illustrious martyrdom is honored by the Church of God among the combats of other crowned martyrs.—At Valence, in France, the holy martyrs Felix, priest, Fortunatus and Achilleus, deacons, who were sent there to preach the word of God by blessed Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons, and converted the greater portion of that city to the faith of Christ. These martyrs were cast into prison by the commander Cornelius, were a long time scourged, had their legs crushed, were bound to wheels in motion, and stifled with smoke whilst stretched on the rack, and finally died by the sword. —In Prussia, the birthday of St. Adalbert, bishop of Prague, and martyr, who preached the Gospel to the Poles and Hungarians.—At Milan, St. Marolus, bishop and confessor.—At Toul, in France, St. Gerard, bishop of that city.

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

Thanks be to God.

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