14 November

THE festival of St. Josaphat, bishop and martyr, —At Heraclea, in Thrace, the birthday of the holy martyrs Clementinus, Theodotus and Philomenus. —At Alexandria, St. Serapion, martyr, whom the persecutors, under the emperor Decius, subjected to torments so cruel that all his limbs were disjointed. He became a martyr of Christ by being hurled down from the upper part of his house.—At Troyes, in France, St. Venerandus, martyr, under the emperor Aurelian.—Also, in France, the holy virgin Veneranda, who received the crown of martyrdom under the emperor Antoninus and the governor Asclepiades. —At Gangres, in Paphlagonia, St. Hypatius, bishop who on his way home from the great council of Nice, was attacked with stones by the Novatian heretics, and died a martyr.—At Algiers, in Africa, blessed Serapion, of the Order of Our Blessed Lady of Ransom. For the redemption of the faithful in captivity and the preaching of the Christian faith, he was the first of his Order to deserve the palm of martyrdom by being crucified and cut to pieces.—At Emesa, the passion of many holy women, who were barbarously tortured and massacred under Mady, a savage Arabian chief.—At Bologna, St. Jucundus, bishop and confessor.—In Ireland, St. Lawrence, bishop of Dublin.

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

Thanks be to God.

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