3 November

THE birthday of St. Quartus, disciple of the apostles.—At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, the holy martyrs Germanus, Theophilus, Caesarius and Vitalis, who became illustrious martyrs in the persecution of Decius.—At Saragossa, under Dacian, governor of Spain, innumerable holy martyrs, who laid down their lives for Christ with admirable fervor.—At Viterbo, during the persecution of Maximian, the holy martyrs Valentine, priest, and Hilary, deacon. For attachment to the faith of Christ, they were cast into the Tiber with a stone tied to them, but being miraculously rescued by an angel, they were beheaded, and thus were crowned with the glory of martyrdom.—In England, St. Winefride, virgin and martyr.—In the monastery of Clairvaux, the decease of St. Malachy, bishop of Armagh, in Ireland, who won renown in his own days for his many virtues, and whose life was written by the abbot St. Bernard.—The same day, St. Hubert, bishop of Tongres.—At Vienne, St. Domnus, bishop and confessor.—Also, the departure from this life of St. Pirminus, bishop of Meaux. —At Urgel, in Spain, St. Hermengaudus, bishop.—At Rome, St. Sylvia, mother of pope St. Gregory.

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

Thanks be to God.

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