Roman Martyrology-August 6th- on this date in various years-
On Mount Tabor, the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ.
At Rome, on the Appian Way, in the cemetery of Callistus, the
birthday of blessed Sixtus II, pope and martyr, who received the
crown of martyrdom in the persecution of Valerian by being put to the
Also, the holy martyrs Felicissimus and Agapitus, deacons of blessed
Sixtus; Januarius, Magnus, Vincent, and Stephen, subdeacons, all of
whom were beheaded with him and buried in the cemetery of
prÃ¦textatus. With them suffered also blessed Quartus, as is related
by St. Cyprian.
At Bologna, the birthday of St. Dominic, confessor, rounder of the
Order of Friars Preachers, most renowned for sanctity and learning.
He preserved his chastity unsullied to the end of his life, and by
his great merits raised three persons from the dead. After having
repressed heresies by his preaching, and instructed many in the
religious and godly life, he rested in peace. His feast is
celebrated on the 4th of August by decree of Pope Paul IV.
At Burgos in Spain, in the monastery of St. Peter of Cardegna, of
the Order of St. Benedict, two hundred monks, with their abbot
Stephen, who were put to death for the faith of Christ by the
Saracens, and buried in the monastery by Christians.
At Alcala in Spain, the holy martyrs Justus and Pastor, brothers.
While they were yet schoolboys, they threw aside their books in
school, and spontaneously ran to martyrdom. By order of the governor
Dacian, they were arrested, beaten with rods, and as they exhorted
each other to constancy, were led out of the city, and had their
throats cut by the executioner.
At Rome, St. Hormisdas, pope and confessor.
At Amida in Mesopotamia, St. James, a hermit renowned for miracles.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors,
and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.