Quinto Kaléndas Octóbris Luna vicesima octava Anno Domini 2019
September 27th 2019, the 28th day of the Moon, were born into the better life:
At Aegae, in Cilicia,
the holy brethren Cosmas and Damian, both martyrs. They were beheaded in
the persecution under the Emperor Diocletian, after they had suffered
many torments, bonds, and imprisonment, and after God had enabled them
to overcome, in the sea and in the fire, crucifixion, stoning, and
arrows. Along with them it is stated that there suffered also three
more, who were brethren unto them, namely Anthimus, Leontius, and
At Rome, the holy
Epicharis, a woman of senatorial rank, who, in the same persecution, was
beaten with scourges loaded with lead, and then beheaded.
At Todi, under the same Emperor Diocletian, the holy martyrs Fidentius and Terence.
At Cordova, (in the
ninth century,) the holy brethren Adolph and John, both martyrs, who
were crowned for Christ's sake in the persecution under the Arabs.
At Semont, in Gaul, (in
the third century,) the holy martyr Florentine, who had his tongue cut
out, and was then beheaded, along with the blessed Hilary.
At Byblos, in
Phoenicia, the holy Mark, Bishop (of that see,) who is called by the
blessed Evangelist Luke, (in the Acts of the Apostles,) "John, whose
surname was Mark."
At Milan, holy Caius,
Bishop (of that see,) a disciple of the blessed Apostle Barnabas, who
suffered much in the persecution under the Emperor Nero, but fell asleep
at last in peace.
At Ravenna, (in the second century,) the holy Confessor Aderitus, Bishop (of that see.)
At Paris, (in the year
1660,) the holy Priest Vincent of Paul, Founder of the Congregation of
the Mission, and of the Sisters of Charity. A man of apostolic spirit,
and a father to the poor; whose feast is kept upon the 19th day of July.
At Paris also, (in the year 1325,) the holy Eleazar (de Sabran,) Earl (of Ariano.)
In Hainaut, (toward the end of the eighth century,) the holy virgin Hiltrude.
V. And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.