26 September

AT Nicomedia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Cyprian, and Justina, virgin. Under the emperor Diocletian and the governor Eutholmius. Justina suffered much for the faith of Christ and converted Cyprian, who, while a magician, endeavored to bring her under the influence of his magical practices. She afterwards suffered martyrdom with him. Their bodies being exposed to the beasts, were taken away in the night by some Christian sailors, and carried to Rome. They were subsequently taken into the Constantinian basilica, and deposited near the baptistery.—At Rome, the holy martyr Callistratus, and forty-nine other soldiers, who endured martyrdorn together, in the persecution of Diocletian. The companions of Callistratus were converted to Christ on seeing him miraculously delivered from drowning in the sea, where he had been thrown sewed up in a bag.—Also, at Rome, pope St. Eusebius.—At Bologna, St. Eusebius, bishop and confessor.—At Brescia, St. Vigilius, bishop.—At Albano, St. Senator.—In the territory of Frascati, the blessed abbot Nilus, founder of the monastery of Crypta Ferrata, a man of eminent sanctity.—At Citta di Castello, St. Amantius, a priest distinguished for the gift of miracles.

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

Thanks be to God.

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