7 August

AT Naples, in Campania, St. Cajetan of Tiene, confessor, founder of the Theatines, who, through singular confidence in God, made his disciples practise the primitive mode of life of the Apostles. Being renowned for miracles, he was ranked among the saints by Clement X.—At Arezzo, in Tuscany, the birthday of St. Donatus, bishop and martyr, who among other miraculous deeds, made whole again by his prayers (as is related by the blessed pope Gregory), a sacred chalice which had been broken by Pagans. Being apprehended by the imperial officer Quadratian, in the persecution of Julian the Apostate, and refusing to sacrifice to idols, he was struck with the sword, and thus consummated his martyrdom. With him suffered also the blessed monk Hilarinus, whose feast is celebrated on the 16th of July, when his body was taken to Ostia.—At Rome, the holy martyrs Peter and Julian, with eighteen others.—At Milan, St. Faustus, a soldier, who obtained the palm of martyrdom after many combats, in the time of Aurelius Commodus.—At Como, the passion of the holy martyrs Carpophorus, Exanthus, Cassius, Severinus, Secundus and Licinius, who were beheaded for the confession of Christ. —At Nisibis, in Mesopotamia, St.Dometius, a Persian monk, who was stoned to death with two of his disciples, under Julian the Apostate.—At Rouen, the holy: bishop St. Victricius. Whilst he was yet a soldier under Julian, he threw away his military belt for Christ, and after being subjected by the tribune to many torments, was condemned to capital punishment. But the executioner who had been sent to put him to death being struck blind, and the confessor's chains being loosened, he made his escape. Afterwards being made bishop, by preaching the word of God, he brought to the faith of Christ the barbarous people of Belgic Gaul, and finally died a confessor in peace.—At Chalons, in France, St. Donation, bishop.—At Messina, in Sicily, St. Albert, confessor, of the Order of Carmelites, renowned for miracles.

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

Thanks be to God.

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