IN England, St. Edward, king, who died on the 5th of January. He is specially honored on this day, on account of the translation of his body. —At Troas, in Asia Minor, the birthday of St. Carpus, disciple of the blessed apostle Paul.—At Cordova, in Spain, the birthday of the holy martyrs Faustus, Januarius, and Martial. First tortured on the rack, then having their eyelashes shaven, their teeth plucked out, their ears and noses cut off, they finished their martyrdom by fire.—At Thessalonica, St. Florentius, a martyr, who, after enduring various torments, was burned alive.—In Austria, St. Colman, martyr.—At Ceuta, in Morocco, seven martyrs of the Order of Friars Minor, Daniel, Samuel, Angelus, Domnus, Leo, Nicholas, and Hugolinus. For preaching the Gospel and refuting the errors of Mahomet, they were reviled, bound, and scourged by the Saracens, and finally won the palm of martyrdom by being beheaded.—At Antioch, the holy bishop Theophilus, who held the pontificate in that church, the sixth after the blessed apostle Peter.—At Tours, St. Venantius, abbot, and confessor.—At Subiaco, in Italy, St. Chelidonia, virgin.
And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors and holy virgins.
Thanks be to God.