23 August

THE vigil of St. Bartholomew, apostle.—At Todi, St. Philip Beniti of Florence, confessor. He contributed greatly to the growth of the Order of the Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and was a man of the greatest humility. He was numbered among the saints by Clement X.—At Antioch, the birthday of the holy martyrs Restitutus, Donatus, Valerian, and Fructuosa, with twelve others, who were crowned after having distinguished themselves by a glorious confession.—At Ostia, the holy martyrs Quiriacus, bishop, Maximus, priest, Archelaus, deacon, and their companions, who suffered under the prefect Ulpian, in the time of Alexander.—At Ægaea, in Cilicia, the holy martyrs Claudius, Asterius, and Neon, brothers, who were accused of being Christians by their step-mother, under the emperor Diocletian, and the governor Lysias, and after enduring bitter torments, were fastened to a cross, and thus conquered and triumphed with Christ. After them suffered Donvina and Theonilla.—At Rheims, in France, the birthday of the Saints Timothy and Apollinaris, who merited to enter the heavenly kingdom by consummating their martyrdom in that city.—At Lyons, the holy martyrs Minervus, and Eleazar with his eight sons.—Also, St. Luppus, martyr, who, though a slave, enjoyed the liberty of Christ, and was likewise deemed worthy of the crown of martyrdom.—At Jerusalem, St. Zaccheus, bishop, who governed the church of that city the fourth after the blessed apostle James.—At Alexandria, St. Theonas, bishop and confessor.—At Utica, in Africa, blessed Victor, bishop.—At Autun, St. Flavian, bishop.—At Clermont, in Auvergne, St. Sidonius, a bishop distinguished for learning and sanctity.

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

Thanks be to God.

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