5 May

AT Rome, pope St. Pius V., of the Order of Preachers, who labored zealously and successfully for the re-establishment of ecclesiastical discipline, the extirpation of heresies, the destruction of the enemies of the Christian name, and governed the Catholic Church by holy laws and the example of a saintly life.—Also at Rome, St. Crescentiana, martyr.—In the same city, St. Sylvanus, martyr.—At Alexandria, St. Euthymius, deacon, who died in prison for Christ.—At Thessalonica, the birthday of the holy martyrs Irenaeus, Peregrinus and Irenes, who were burned alive.—At Auxerre, the martyrdom of St. Jovinian, lector.—At Leocata, in Sicily, St. Angelus, a priest of the Order of Carmelites, who was murdered by the heretics for defending the Catholic faith.—At Jerusalem, St. Maximus, bishop and confessor, whom the Caesar Maximian Galerius condemned to work in the mines, after having plucked out one of his eyes and branded him on the foot with hot iron.—At Edessa, in Syria, St. Eulogius, bishop and confessor.—At Arles, in France, St. Hilary, bishop, noted for his learning and holiness.— At Vienne, the bishop St. Nicetus, a man venerable for his sanctity.—At Bologna, St. Theodore, a bishop who was eminent for merits.—The same day, St. Sacerdos, bishop of Saguntum.—At Milan, St. Geruntius, bishop.—In the same city, the conversion of St. Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church, whom the blessed bishop Ambrose instructed in the Catholic faith, and baptized on this day.

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

Thanks be to God.

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