18 June

AT Rome, on the Ardeatine road, in the persecution of Diocletian, the birthday of the saintly brothers Marcus and Marcellian, martyrs, who were arrested by the judge Fabian, tied to a stake, and had sharp nails driven into their feet. As they ceased not to praise the name of Christ, they were pierced through the sides with lances, and thus went to the kingdom of heaven with the glory of martyrdom.—At Malaga, in Spain, the holy martyrs Cyriacus, and the virgin Paula, who were overwhelmed with stones, and yielded up their souls to God.—At Tripoli, in Pheanicia, in the time of the governor Adrian, St. Leontius, a soldier, who, through bitter torments, attained to the crown of martyrdom, together with the tribune Hypatius and Theodulus, whom he had converted to Christ.—The same day, St. Etherius, martyr, in the persecution of Diocletian. After enduring fire and other torments, he was put to death with the sword.—At Alexandria, the passion of St. Marina, virgin.—At Bordeaux, St. Amandus, bishop and confessor.—At Sacca, in Sicily, St. Calogerus, hermit, whose holiness is principally manifested by the deliverance of possessed persons.—At Schongau, St. Elizabeth, virgin, celebrated for her observance of monastic discipline.

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

Thanks be to God.

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