27 May

THE demise of the Venerable Bede, priest, confessor and doctor, renowned for sanctity and learning.—The birthday of St. John, pope and martyr, who was called to Ravenna by the Arian king of Italy, Theodoric, and after languishing a long time in prison for the orthodox faith, terminated his life. —At Dorostorum, in Mysia, in the time of the emperor Alexander, the martyrdom of blessed Julius, a Veteran soldier in retirement, who was arrested by the officials and presented to the governor Maximus. Having in his presence execrated the idols, and confessed the name of Christ with the utmost constancy, he was condemned to capital punishment.—At Sora, in the time of the emperor Aurelian and the preconsul Agathius, St. Restituta, virgin and martyr, who overcame in a combat for the faith the violence of the demons, the caresses of her family, and the cruelty of the executioners. Being finally beheaded with other Christians, she obtained the honor of martyrdom.—In the territory of Arras, St. Ranulph, martyr.—At Orange, in France, St. Eutropius, a bishop, illustrious for virtues and miracles.

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

Thanks be to God.

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