12 July

IN the monastery of Passignano, near Florence, the abbot St. John Gualbert, founder of the Vallumbrosan Order.—At Milan, the holy martyrs Nabor and Felix, who suffered in the persecution of Maximian.—In Cyprus, St. Jason, one of the first disciples of Christ.—At Aquileia, the birthday of St. Hermagoras, disciple of the blessed evangelist Mark, and first bishop of that city. Whilst occupied in performing miraculous cures, in preaching frequently and bringing souls to repentance, he suffered many kinds of torments, and finally by capital punishment, merited an immortal triumph with his deacon Fortunatus.—At Lucca, in Tuscany, blessed Paulinus, who was consecrated first bishop of that city by St. Peter. Under Nero, after many combats, he terminated his martyrdom with some companions, at the foot of Mount Pisa.—The same day, the Saints Proclus and Hilarion, who won the palm of martyrdom after most bitter torments, in the time of the emperor Trajan and the governor Maximus.— At Lentini, St. Epiphana, who, after having her breasts cut off, died in the time of the emperor Diocletian and the governor Tertillus.—At Toledo, St. Marciana, virgin and martyr. For the faith of Christ, she was exposed to the beasts, torn to pieces by a bull, and was thus crowned with martyrdom.— At Lyons, St. Viventiolus, bishop.—At Bologna, St. Paternian, bishop.

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

Thanks be to God.

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