30 April 2023

1 May, The Roman Martyrology

Kaléndis Maii Luna undécima Anno Dómini 2023

The Commemoration of St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Labourer, Patron of workers.
In Egypt, the holy prophet Jeremiah, who was stoned by the people at Taphnis, and so there died, [590 B.C.,] and was buried. Holy Epiphanius saith that the faithful have been in use to pray at his grave and to take dust therefrom, whereby the bites of serpents are healed.
In the territory of Viviers, in Gaul, the blessed subdeacon Andeolus, whom holy Polycarp sent from the East along with others into Gaul to preach the Word of God. Under the Emperor Severus he was beaten with thorny clubs, and at length his head was broken into four parts with a wooden sword, and so he attained to martyrdom, [in the year 208.]
At Huesca, in Spain, the holy martyrs Orentius and Patience.
At Sedune, in Gaul, holy Sigismund, King of the Burgundians, who was drowned in a well, and so died, [in the year 524,] and was afterwards famous for miracles.
At Auxerre, [in the year 524,] the holy Confessor Amator, Bishop of that see.
At Auch, [in the fifth century,] holy Orientius, Bishop of that see.
In England, [in the year 778,] holy Asaph, Bishop of the see which is called by his name, and the holy Virgin Walburga, whose feast we keep upon the 14th day of May.
At Bergamo, the holy widow Grata.
At Forli, holy Peregrinus, of the Order of Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
V. And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God

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