This Day, the Eleventh Day of October Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary At Tarsus, in Cilicia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Tharacus, Probus, and Andronicus, who endured a long and painful imprisonment, during the persecution of Diocletian, and being three times subjected to diverse punishments and tortures,finally obtained a glorious triumph for the confession of Christ by having their heads struck off. In Vexin, in the time of the governor Fescenninus, the passion of the holy martyrs Nicasiuc, bishop of Rouen, Quirinus, priest, Scubiculus, deacon, and Pientia, virgin. Also, the martyrdom of the Saints Anastasius, priest, Placidus, Genesius, and their companions. In Thebais, St. Sarmata, disciple of the blessed abbot Anthony, who was put to death for Christ by the Saracens. At Besancon, in France, St. Germanus, bishop and martyr. At Uzes, in Narbonese Gaul, St. Firminus, bishop and confessor. In Ireland, St. Kenny, abbot. At Lier, in Belgium, the departure from this life of St. Gummarus, confessor. At Rennes, St. Aemilian, confessor. At Tarsus, in Cilicia, the holy women Zenaides and Philonilla, sisters, who were relatives of the blessed Apostle Paul, and his disciples in the faith. At Verona, St. Placidia, virgin. At Calotium, a place now in the diocese of Asti, but formerly in that of Pavia, St. Alexander Sauli, bishop and confessor, of the congregation of Barnabites, a man illustrious by birth, learning and miracles. And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins. Omnes sancti Mártyres, oráte pro nobis. ("All ye Holy Martyrs, pray for us", from the Litaniae Sanctorum, the Litany of the Saints) Response: Thanks be to God.