MARTYROLOGY-MAY 9

Martyrology-May 9th
Roman Martyrology-May 9th- on this date in various years-

At Nazianzum, the birthday of St. Gregory, bishop, confessor, and doctor of the Church, surnamed the Theologian because of his remarkable knowledge of divinity. At Constantinople, he restored the Catholic faith which was fast waning, and repressed the rising heresies.

At Rome, St. Hermas, mentioned by the apostle St. Paul in the Epistle to the Romans. Generously sacrificing himself, he became an offering acceptable to God, and outstanding for his virtues he took his departure for the heavenly kingdom.

At Cagli, on the Flaminian Way, the passion of St. Gerontius, bishop of Cervia.

In Persia, three hundred and ten holy martyrs.

In Egypt, the abbot St. Pachomius, who founded many monasteries in that country, and wrote a rule for monks which he had learned from the dictation of an angel.

In the town of Windisch in France, the death of St. Beatus, confessor.

At Bologna, blessed Nicholas Albergati, a Carthusian monk, bishop of that city, and cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, celebrated for his sanctity and and for his work as an apostolic legate. His body was buried at Florence in the monastery of the Carthusians.

At Constantinople, the translation of the apostle St. Andrew and the evangelist St. Luke, out of Achaia, and of Timothy, disciple of the blessed apostle Paul, from Ephesus. The body of St. Andrew, long after, was conveyed to Amalfi, where it is honoured by the pious gatherings of the faithful. From his tomb there continually flows a liquid which heals diseases.

At Rome, also, the translation of St. Jerome, priest, confessor, and doctor of the Church. His body was taken from Bethlehem of Judea to the basilica of St. Mary of the Manger.

At Bari in Apulia, the translation also of St. Nicholas, bishop and confessor, from Myra, a city of Lycia.

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

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