26 November

AT Fabriano, in the Marches, blessed Silvester, abbot, founder of the Congregation of the Silvestrine monks.—At Alexandria, the birthday of St. Peter, bishop of that city, adorned with all virtues, who was beheaded by the command of Galerius Maximian. There suffered also at Alexandria, in the same persecution, the holy martyrs Faustus, priest, Didius and Ammonius ; likewise, Phileas, Hesychius, Pachomius and Theodore, Egyptian bishops, with six hundred and sixty others, whom the sword of persecution sent to heaven.—At Nicomedia, in the time of Constantius, St. Marcellus, a priest, who died a martyr by being hurled down from a rock. —At Padua, St. Bellinus, bishop and martyr.—At Rome, St. Siricius, pope and confessor, celebrated for his learning, piety and zeal for religion, who condemned various heretics, and published salutary laws concerning ecclesiastical discipline.—At Autun, St. Amator, bishop.—At Constance, St. Conrad, bishop.—In the diocese of Rheims, the birthday of St. Basolus, confessor.—At Adrianople, in Paphlagonia, St. Stylian, anchoret, renowned for miracles. —In Armenia, St. Nicon, monk.—At Rome, St. Leonard, of Port Maurice, confessor, of the Friars Minor of St. Francis, of the strict observance. He was remarkable for zeal, for he spent several years with extraordinary success in conducting his holy expeditions through Italy for the conquest of souls. He was ranked among the blessed by Pius VI., and among the saints by Pius IX. during the solemnities connected with the eighteenth centenary of the princes of the Apostles, Sts. Peter and Paul.

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

Thanks be to God.

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