11 July

AT Rome, the blessed Pius, pope and martyr, who was crowned with martyrdom in the persecution of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.—At Nicopolis, in Armenia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Januarius and Pelagia, who for four days were racked, torn with iron claws and pieces of earthenware, and thus achieved their martyrdom.—In the territory of Sens, St. Sidronius, martyr.—At Iconium, St. Marcian, martyr, who obtained the palm of martyrdom by many torments, under the governor Perennius.—At Sida, in Pamphylia, St. Cindeus, priest, in the time of the emperor Diocletian and the governor Stratonicus. After suffering many torments, he was thrown into the fire, but remaining uninjured, he yielded up his soul in prayer.—At Brescia, the holy martyrs Savinus and Cyprian.—At Bergamo, St. John, a bishop, who was killed by the Arians for defending the Catholic faith.—At Cordova, St. Abundius, a priest, crowned with martyrdom whilst preaching against the sect of Mahomet.—In the territory of Poitiers, St. Sabinus, confessor.

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

Thanks be to God.

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