16 December

ST. EUSEBIUS, bishop of Vercelli and martyr, mentioned on the 1st of August, and also on the 15th of this month.—The young men, Ananias, Azarias and Misael, whose bodies were buried in a cavern at Babylon.—At Ravenna, the holy martyrs Valentine, military officer, Concordius, his son, Navalis, and Agricola, who suffered for Christ in the persecution of Maximian.—At Mola-di-Gaeta, in Campania, St. Albina, virgin and martyr, under the emperor Decius.—In Africa, many holy virgins, who reached a happy termination of their martyrdom in the persecution of the Vandals, under the Arian king Hunneric, by having heavy weights tied to them, and burning plates of metal applied to their bodies.—At Vienne, blessed Ado, bishop and confessor.—At Aberdeen, in Scotland, St. Beanus, bishop.—At Gaza, in Palestine, St. Irenian, bishop.

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

Thanks be to God.

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