This Day, the Twenty-Sixth Day of March
At Rome, on the Lavican road, St. Castulus, martyr, chamberlain in the palace of the emperor. For harboring the Christians, he was three times suspended by the hands, three times cited before the tribunals, and as he persevered in the confession of the Lord, he was thrown into a pit, overwhelmed with a mass of sand, and thus obtained the crown of martyrdom.
In the same city, the crowning of the holy martyrs Peter, Marcian, Jovinus, Thecla, Cassian, and others.
At Pentapolis, in Lybia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Theodore, bishop, Irenaeus, deacon, Serapion and Ammonius, lectors.
At Sirmium, the holy martyrs Montanus, priest, and Maxima, who were cast into a river for the faith of Christ.
Also, the holy martyrs Quadratus, Theodosius, Emmanuel, and forty others.
At Alexandria, the holy martyrs Eutychius and others, who died by the sword for the Catholic faith, in the time of Constantine, under the Arian bishop George.
The same day, St. Ludger, bishop of Munster, who preached the Gospel to the Saxons.
At Saragossa, in Spain, St. Braulio, bishop and confessor.
At Treves, St. Felix, 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)
Response: Thanks be to God.