MARTYROLOGY-DECEMBER 4

Martyrology-December 4th
Roman Martyrology-December 4th-on this date in various years-

St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop of Ravenna, confessor, and doctor of the
Church, whose birthday is kept on the 2nd of December.

At Nicomedia, the passion of St. Barbara, virgin and martyr, in the
persecution of Maximinus. After a series of sufferings, a long
imprisonment, the burning with torches, and the cutting away of her breasts,
her martyrdom was fulfilled by the sword.

At Constantinople, St. Theophanes and his companions.

In Pontus, blessed Meletius, bishop and confessor, who joined to an eminent
gift of knowledge the more distinguished glory of fortitude and integrity of
life.

At Bologna, St. Felix, bishop was one time deacon of the Milanese Church
under St. Ambrose.

In England, St. Osmund, bishop and confessor.

At Cologne, St. Anno, bishop.

In Mesopotamia, St. Maruthas, bishop, who restored the churches of God that
had been ruined in Persia by the persecution of King Isdegerd. Being
renowned for many miracles, he merited to be honoured even by his enemies.

At Parma, St. Bernard, cardinal and bishop of that city, of the Congregation
of Vallombrosa of the Order of St. Benedict.

And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and
holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.

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