17 June

AT Rome, during the persecution of Diocletian, the birthday of two hundred and sixty-two holy martyrs, who were put to death for the faith of Christ, and buried on the old Salarian road, at the foot of Cucumer hill.—At Terracina, St. Montanus, a soldier, who received the crown of martyrdom after suffering many torments, in the time of the emperor Adrian and the ex-consul Leontius.—At Venafro, the holy martyrs Nicander and Marcian, who were beheaded in the persecution of Maximian.—At Chalcedon, the holy martyrs Manuel, Sahel, and Ismael, whom the king of Persia sent as ambassadors to Julian the Apostate to treat of peace. Having firmly refused to worship idols, as they had been commanded by the emperor, they were put to the sword.—At Apollonia, in Macedonia, the holy martyrs Isaurus, deacon, Innocent, Felix, Jeremias, and Peregrinus, natives of Athens, who were tortured in different manners by the tribune Tripontius, and finally decapitated.—At Amelia, in Umbria, the bishop St. Himerius, whose body was translated to Cremona.— In the territory of Bourges, St. Gundulphus, bishop. —At Orleans, St. Avitus, priest and confessor.—In Phrygia, St. Hypatius, confessor.—Also, St. Bessarion, anchorite.—At Pisa, in Tuscany, St. Rainerius, confessor.

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

Thanks be to God.

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