30 August

THE feast of St. Rose of St. Mary, virgin, whose birthday is the 26th of this month.—At Rome, on the Ostian road, the martyrdom of the blessed priest Felix, under the emperors Diocletian and Maximian. After being racked he was sentenced to death, and as they led him to execution, he met a man who spontaneously declared himself a Christian, and was forthwith beheaded with him. The Christians not knowing his name, called him Adauctus, because he was added to St. Felix and shared his crown.—Also, at Rome, St. Gaudentia, virgin and martyr, with three others.—In the same city, St. Pammachius, a priest distinguished for learning and holiness.—At Colonia Suffetulana, in Africa, sixty blessed martyrs, who were murdered by the furious Gentiles.—At Adrumetum, also in Africa, the Saints Boniface and Thecla, who were the parents of twelve blessed sons, martyrs.—At Thessalonica, St. Fantinus, confessor, who suffered much from the Saracens, and was driven from his monastery, in which he had lived in great abstinence. After having brought many to the way of salvation, he rested at last at an advanced age.—In the diocese of Meaux, St. Fiacre, confessor.—At Trevi, St. Peter, confessor, who was distinguished for many virtues and miracles. He is honored in that place, whence he departed for heaven.—At Bologna, St. Bononius, abbot.

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

Thanks be to God.

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