9 June

AT Rome, on Mount Caelius, the birthday of the holy martyrs Primus and Felician, under the emperors Diocletian and Maximian. These glorious martyrs lived long in the service of the Lord, and endured sometimes together, sometimes separately, various cruel torments. They were finally beheaded by Promotus, governor of Nomentum, and thus happily ended their combat.—At Agen, in France, St. Vincent, deacon and martyr.—At Antioch, St. Pelagia, virgin and martyr, whose eulogy has been made by St. Ambrose and St. John Chrysostom.—At Syracuse, the bishop St. Maximian, who is frequently mentioned by pope St. Gregory.—At Andria, in Terra-di-Bari, St. Richard, first bishop of that city, who is renowned for miracles.—In Scotland, St. Columba, priest and confessor.—At Edessa, in Syria, St. Julian, a monk, whose memorable deeds have been related by the deacon St. Ephrem.

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

Thanks be to God.

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