Thirteenth Day of June

Discussion in 'Martyrology' started by Admin, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Admin

    Admin Administrator

    This Day, the Thirteenth Day of June

    At Padua, St. Anthony, a native of Portugal, confessor of the Order of Friars Minor, illustrious for the sanctity of his life, his miracles, and his preaching.

    At Rome, on the Ardeatine road, the birthday of St. Felicula, virgin and martyr, who was delivered to the judge for refusing to marry Flaccus and to sacrifice to idols. As she persevered in the confession of Christ, he confined her in a dark dungeon without food, and afterwards caused her to be racked until she expired. She was then cast into a sewer; but St. Nicomedes buried her on the road just mentioned.

    In Africa, the holy martyrs Fortunatus and Lucian.

    At Byblos, in Palestine, St. Aquilina, virgin and martyr, at the age of twelve years, under the emperor Diocletian and the judge Volusian. For the confession of the faith she was buffeted, scourged, pierced with red-hot bodkins, and being struck with the sword, consecrated her virginity by martyrdom.

    In Abruzzo, St. Peregrinus, bishop and martyr. For the Catholic faith he was thrown into the river Pescara by the Lombards.

    At Cordova, in the persecution of the Arabs, St. Fandila, a priest and monk, who underwent martyrdom by decapitation for
    the faith of Christ.

    In Cyprus, St. Triphyllius, bishop.

    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)

    Thanks be to God.