MARTYROLOGY-MAY 7

Martyrology-May 7th
Roman Martyrology-May 7th- on this date in various years-

St. Stanislas, bishop of Cracow and martyr, who received the crown of martyrdom on the day following this.

At Terracina in Campania, the birthday of blessed Flavia Domitilla, virgin and martyr, and niece of the holy martyr, the Consul Flavius Clemens. She received the religious veil at the hands of St. Clement, and in the persecution of Domitian was exiled with many others to the island of Pontia, where endured a long martyrdom for Christ. Taken afterwards to Terracina, she converted many to the faith of Christ by her teachings and miracles. The judge ordered the room in which she was with the virgins Euphrosina and Theodora, to be set on fire, and she thus completed her glorious martyrdom. She is also mentioned with the holy martyrs Nereus, Achilleus and Pancras, on the 12th day of this month.

On the same day, St. Juvenal, martyr.

At Nicomedia, the holy martyrs Flavius, Augustus and Augustine, all brothers.

In the same city, St. Quadratus, martyr, who was frequently tortured in the persecution of Decius, and at last beheaded.

At York in England, St. John, bishop, renowned for a saintly life and miracles.

At Rome, the translation of the body of St. Stephen protomartyr, which was brought from Constantinople to Rome by Pope Pelagius I, and laid in the sepulchre of the martyr St. Lawrence in the Agro Verano, where it is honoured with great devotion by the pious faithful.

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

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