Quarto Kaléndas Februárii Luna quarta Anno Domini 2020
the morrow we keep the feast of the holy Confessor Francis de Sales,
Bishop of Geneva, (in the year 1622,) of whom mention is made upon the
28th day of December.
January 29th 2020, the 4th day of the Moon, were born into the better life:
At Rome, upon the
Nomentan Way, the holy soldiers Papias and Maurus, martyrs in the time
of the Emperor Diocletian, (fourth century.) At their first confession
of Christ, Laodicius, the Prefect of the city, ordered their mouths to
be bruised with stones and committed them to prison where they were
afterwards cudgelled and then lashed to death with scourges loaded with
At Perugia, the holy
martyrs Constantius, Bishop of that see, and his companions, who were
crowned (about the year 178) for defending the faith in the persecution
under the Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
At Edessa, in Syria,
the holy martyrs Sarbelius and his sister, Barbea, who were baptized by
blessed Barsimceus, Bishop of that city, and were crowned with martyrdom
under the President Lysias, in the persecution under the Emperor
Trajan, (in the second century.)
In the country of
Trois, the holy martyr Sabinian, who was beheaded for Christ's faith's
sake, (in the year 275,) by order of the Emperor Aurelian.
At Milan, the holy
Priest Aquilinus, who was crowned with martyrdom, (in the eighth
century,) by being run through the neck with a sword by the Arians.
At Trier, holy Valerius, Bishop of that see, (in the first century,) a disciple of the holy Apostle Peter.
At Bourges, holy Sulpicius Severus, (in the year 591,) Bishop of that see, famous for his graces and learning.
V. And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.