IN Basilicata, near the river Silaro, the birthday of the holy martyrs Vitus, Modestus, and Crescentia, who were brought thither from Sicily, in the reign of Diocletian, and after being plunged into a vessel of melted lead, after being exposed to the beasts, and on the pillory, from which torments they escaped uninjured through the power of God, they ended their religious combats.—At Dorostorum, in Mysia, St. Hesychius, a soldier, who was arrested with blessed Julius, and after him crowned with martyrdom, under the governor Maximus.—At Cordova, in Spain, St. Benildes, martyr.—At Zephirium, in Cilicia, St. Dulas, martyr, who, under the governor Maximus, was, for the name of Christ, scourged, laid on the gridiron, scalded with boiling oil, and after enduring other trials, received for his victory the palm of martyrdom.—At Palmyra, in Syria, the holy martyrs Libya and Leonides, sisters, and Eutropia, a girl of twelve years, who won the crown of martyrdom by various torments.—At Valenciennes, the decease of St. Landelin, abbot.—At Olermont, in Auvergne, St. Abraham, confessor, illustrious by his holiness and miracles.—In Switzerland, on Mount Jou, St. Bernard of Menthon, confessor.—At Pibrac, in the diocese of Toulouse, St. Germana Cousin, virgin. After a life of poverty, humility, and patient suffering amidst many trials in the care of her flocks, she went to her heavenly spouse, and became renowned for numerous miracles after her death. Pope Pius IX. placed her in the number of holy virgins.
And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors and holy virgins.
Thanks be to God.