AT Rome, St. Philip Neri, founder of the Congregation of the Oratory, celebrated for his virginal purity, the gift of prophecy, and miracles.—Also, at Rome, St. Eleutherius, pope and martyr, who converted many noble Romans to the Christian faith. He sent the saints Damian and Fugatius to England, who baptized king Lucius with his wife and almost all his people.—In the same city, the holy martyrs Simitrius, priest, and twenty-two others, who suffered under Antoninus Pius.—At Athens, during the persecution of Adrian, the birthday of blessed Quadratus, a disciple of the Apostles, who collected through his zealous exertions the faithful dispersed by terror, and presented to the emperor an excellent apology of the Christian religion, worthy of an apostle.—At Vienne, St. Zachary, bishop and martyr, who suffered under Trajan.—In Africa, St. Quadratus, martyr, on whose festival St. Augustine preached a sermon.—At Todi, the birthday of the holy martyrs Felicissimus, Heraclius, and Paulinus.—In the territory of Auxerre, the passion of St. Priscus, martyr, with a great multitude of Christians.—At Canterbury, in England, St. Augustine, bishop, who was sent thither with others by the blessed pope Gregory and preached the Gospel of Christ to the English nation. Celebrated for virtues and miracles, he went peacefully to his rest in the Lord.
And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors and holy virgins.
Thanks be to God.