Twenty-Ninth Day of April



This Day, the Twenty-Ninth Day of April

At Milan, St. Peter, martyr, of the Order of Preachers, slain by the heretics for the Catholic faith.

At Paphos, in Cyprus, St.Tychicus, a disciple of the blessed Apostle Paul, who called him in his epistles most dear brother, faithful minister, and fellow-servant in the Lord.

At Cirtha, in Numidia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Agapius and Secundinus, bishops, who, after along exile in that city, added to the glory of their priesthood the crown of martyrdom. They suffered in the persecution of Valerian, during which the enraged Gentiles made every effort to shake the faith of the just. In their company, suffered Aemilian, soldier, Tertulla and Antonia, consecrated virgins, and a woman with her twin children.

The same day, seven robbers, who, being converted to Christ by St. Jason, attained to eternal life by martyrdom.

At Brescia, St. Paulinus, bishop and confessor.

In the monastery of Cluny, the abbot St. Hugh.

In the monastery of Molesmes, St. Kobert, first abbot of the Cistercians.

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.
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