Roman Martyrology-August 31st- on this date in various years-
St. Raymund Nonnatus, cardinal and confessor, of the Order of our
Lady of Ransom for the Redemption of Captives. His birthday is
commemorated on the 26th of August.
In Tuscany, on Mount Senario, the birthday of St. Bonajuncta,
confessor, one of the seven founders of the Order of Servites of the
Blessed Virgin Mary, who gave up his soul into the hands of the Lord
while he was preaching to his brethren on the Passion of our
Saviour. his feast is kept with that of his companions on the 12th
At Treves, the birthday of St. Paulinus, a bishop, who was exiled
for the Catholic faith by the Arian emperor Constantius, in the time
of the Arian persecution. By having to change the place of his
exile, which was beyond the limits of Christendom, he became wearied
unto death, and finally, dying in Phrygia, received a crown from the
Lord for his blessed martyrdom.
At Transaco, in the Marches near Lake Fucino, the birthday of the
holy martyrs Caesidius, priest, and his companions, who were crowned
with martyrdom in the persecution of Maximinus.
Also, the holy martyrs Robustian and Mark.
At Caesarea in Cappadocia, the Saints Theodotus, Rufina, and Ammia.
The first two were the parents of the martyr St. Mamas, who was born
in prison, and whom Ammia brought up.
At Auxerre, St. Optatus, bishop and confessor.
In England, St. Aidan, bishop of Lindisfarne. When St. Cuthbert,
then a shepherd, saw his soul going up to heaven, he left his sheep
and became a monk. Mention is made of St. Cuthbert on the 20th of
At Nosco, St. Amatus, bishop.
At Athens, St. Aristides, most celebrated for his faith and wisdom,
who presented to Emperor Hadrian a treatise on the Christian
religion, containing the exposition of our doctrine. In the presence
of the emperor, he also delivered a discourse in which he clearly
demonstrated the Jesus Christ is the only God.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors,
and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.