IN Scotland, St. Margaret, queen, celebrated for her love of the poor and of voluntary poverty.—At Rome, on the Salarian road, the martyrdom of blessed Getulius, a noble and very learned man, and of his companions Caerealis, Amantius, and Primitivus. By order of the emperor Adrian, they were arrested by the ex-consul Licinius, scourged, thrown into prison, and then delivered to the flames. But as the fire did not injure them, their heads were crushed with clubs, and they thus terminated their martyrdom. Their bodies were taken up by Symphorosa, wife of blessed Getulius, and reverently interred in a sandpit on her own estate.—Also, at Rome, on the Aurelian way, the birthday of the Saints Basilides, Tripos, Mandales, and twenty other martyrs, under the emperor Aurelian, and Plato, governor of the city.—At Nicomedia, St. Zachary, martyr.—At Prusias, in Bithynia, St. Timothy, bishop and martyr, under Julian the Apostate.—In Spain, the holy martyrs Crispulus and Restitutus.—In Africa, the holy martyrs Aresius, Rogatus, and fifteen others.— At Cologne, St. Maurinus, abbot and martyr.—At Petra, in Arabia, St. Asterius, a bishop, who suffered much from the Arians for the Catholic faith. By the emperor Constantius he was banished to Africa, where he died a glorious confessor.—At Naples, in Campania, St. Maximus, bishop and martyr. For having vigorously defended the Nicene Creed, he was sent by the same emperor Constantius into exile, where he died worn out by his trials.—At Auxerre, St. Censurius, bishop.
And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors and holy virgins.
Thanks be to God.