15 October

AT Avila, in Spain, St. Theresa, virgin, mother and mistress of the Carmelite Brothers and Sisters of the Strict Observance.—At Rome, on the Aurelian road, St. Fortunatus, martyr.—At Cologne, the birthday of three hundred holy martyrs, who terminated their combat in the persecution of Maximian. —At Carthage, St. Agileus, martyr, on whose birthday St. Augustine preached his panegyric.—In Prussia, St. Bruno, bishop of the Ruthenians and martyr, who, preaching the Gospel in that region, was arrested by impious men, had his hands and feet cut off and was beheaded.—At Lyons, St. Antiochus, bishop, who entered the heavenly kingdom after having courageously fulfilled the duties of the high station to which he had been called.—At Treves, St. Severus, bishop and confessor.—At Strasburg, St. Aurelia, virgin.—At Cracow, St. Hedwiges, duchess of Poland, who devoted herself to the service of the poor, and was renowned for miracles. She was inscribed among the saints by pope Clement IV., and Innocent XI. permitted her feast to be celebrated on the 17th of this month.—In Germany, St. Thecla, abbess.

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

Thanks be to God.

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