This Day, the Fifteenth Day of NovemberSt. Gertrude, virgin, whose birthday is the 17th of this month.
The same day, the birthday of St. Eugenius, bishop of Toledo, and martyr, disciple of blessed Denis the Areopagite. Having consummated his martyrdom near Paris, he received from our Lord a crown for his blessed sufferings. His body was afterwards conveyed to Toledo. At Nola, in Campania, blessed Felix, bishop and martyr, who was renowned for miracles from the fifteenth year of his age. He terminated the combats of his martyrdom with thirty others, under the governor Marcian.
At Edessa, in Syria, the holy martyrs Gurias and Samonas, under the emperor Diocletian and the governor Antoninus.
In the same place, the martyrdom of St. Abibus, deacon, who was torn with iron hooks, and cast into the fire in the time of the emperor Licinius and the governor Lysanias.
In Africa, the holy martyrs Secundus, Fidentian, and Varicus.
In Bretagne, the birthday of St. Malo, bishop, who was glorious for miracles from his early years.
At Verona, St. Luperius, bishop and confessor.
In Austria, St. Leopold, margrave of that country, who was inscribed among the saints by Innocent VIII.
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.