Roman Martyrology-October 3rd- on this date in various years-
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, virgin of the Order of Discalced
Carmelites, special patroness of all missions. Her birthday is
commemorated on the 30th day of September.
At Rome, near the place called Ursus Pileatus, St. Candidus, martyr.
Among the ancient Saxons, two holy martyrs of the name of Ewald,
priests who had been preaching in that country. They were seized by
the pagans and put to death. During the night, a great light shone
over the bodies for a long time, pointing out where they were and
also how distinguished were their merits.
Also, the holy martyrs Denis, Faustus, Caius, Peter, Paul, and four
others who had suffered greatly under Decius. In the time of
Valerian, they were long subjected to torments by the governor
Aemilian, and merited the palm of martyrdom.
In Africa, St. Maximian, bishop of Bagaia. Again and again he
suffered great cruelties from the Donatists, was finally cast
headlong from a high tower, and left for dead. He was found by
passers-by, and having been healed by their zealous care, he did not
cease to defend the Catholic faith until he rested in the Lord,
renowned for the glory of his witness to the faith.
At Leon in Spain, St. Froylan, bishop of that city, noted for his
zeal in spreading the monastic life, his generosity to the poor and
other virtues, and for his miracles.
In Belgium, in the diocese of Namur, St. Gerard, abbot.
In Palestine, St. Hesychius, confessor, disciple of St. Hilarion,
and the companion of his travels.
At Savona in Liguria, St. Maria Giuseppe Rossello, foundress of the
Daughters of our Lady of Mercy. Renowned for her charitable works,
Pope Pius XII placed her among the number of holy virgins.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors,
and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.