27 September

AT Ægea, during the persecution of Diocletian, the birthday of the holy martyrs Cosmas and Damian, brothers. After miraculously overcoming many torments from bonds, imprisonment, fire, crucifixion, stoning, arrows, and from being cast into the sea, they received capital punishment. With them are said to have also suffered three of their brothers, Anthimus, Leontius, and Euprepius.—At Rome, St. Epicharis, wife of a senator, who, in the same persecution, was scourged with leaded whips, and struck with the sword.—At Todi, the holy martyrs Fidentius and Terence, under the same Diocletian.—At Cordova, the holy martyrs Adulphus and John, brothers, who won the martyr's crown in the Arabian persecution.—At Sion, in Switzerland, St. Florentinus, martyr, who was put to the sword with blessed Hilary, after his tongue had been cut out. —At Byblos, in Phoenicia, St. Mark, bishop, who is also called John by blessed Luke.—At Milan, the holy bishop Caius, a disciple of the blessed apostle Barnabas, who passed calmly to rest after suffering severely in the persecution of Nero.—At Ravenna, St. Aderitus, bishop and confessor.—At Paris, St. Vincent de Paul, priest, and founder of the Congregation of the Mission and of the Daughters of Charity, an apostolic man and a father to the poor. His feast is celebrated on the 19th of July.—In the same city, St. Eleazar, count.—In Hainaut, St. Hiltrude, virgin.

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

Thanks be to God.

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