Sixteenth Day of May

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  1. Admin

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    This Day, the Sixteenth Day of May

    At Gubbio, St. Ubaldus, a bishop renowned for miracles.

    In Isauria, the birthday of the holy martyrs Aquillinus and Victorian.

    At Auxerre, the passion of St. Peregrinus, first bishop of that city. He was sent into Gaul with other clerics by the blessed Pope Xystus, and having accomplished his work of preaching the Gospel, he merited an everlasting crown by being condemned to capital punishment.

    At Uzalis, in Africa, the holy martyrs Felix and Gennadius.

    In Palestine, the martyrdom of the holy monks massacred by the Saracens in the monastery of St. Sabas.

    In Persia, the holy martyrs Audas, a bishop, seven priests, nine deacons and seven virgins, who endured various kinds of torments under king Isdegerdes, and thus gloriously consummated their martyrdom.

    At Prague, in Bohemia, St. John Nepomucen, a canon of the metropolitan church, who, being tempted in vain to betray the secret of confession, was cast into the river Moldau, and thus won the palm of martyrdom.

    At Amiens, in France, the bishop St. Honoratus.

    At Le Mans, St. Domnolus, bishop.

    At Mirandola, in Aemilia, St. Possidius, bishop of Calamae, disciple of St. Augustine, and the writer of his glorious life.

    At Troyes, St. Fidolus, confessor.

    In Ireland, St. Brendan, abbot.

    At Frejus, St. Maxima, virgin, who rested in peace with a reputation for many virtues.

    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.