MARTYROLOGY-JUNE 12

Martyrology-June 12th
Roman Martyrology-June 12th- on this date in various years-

For 2015 The Feast of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

St. John of St. Facundus, confessor of the Order of the Hermits of St. Augustine, who died on the 11th of June.

At Rome, on the Aurelian Way, during the persecution of Diocletian and Maximian, and under the prefect Aurelius, the birthday of the holy martyrs Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor, and Nazarius, all soldiers who were cast into prison for the confession of the Christian name, scourged with knotted whips, and finally beheaded.

At Nicaea in Bithynia, St. Antonina, martyr. She was scourged by order of the govenor Priscillian during the same persecution, then racked, lacerated, exposed to the fire, and finally put to the sword.

At Rome, in the Vatican basilica, Pope St. Leo II, to whom God miraculously restored his eyes and his tongue after they had been torn out by impious men.

In Thrace, St. Olumpius, a bishop, who was driven out of his diocese by the Arians, and died a confessor.

In Cilicia, Bishop St. Amphion, a celebrated confessor of the time of Galerius Maximian.

In Egypt, St. Onuphrius, an anchoret, who for sixty years led a religious life in the desert, and renowned for great virtues and merits departed for heaven. His admirable deeds have been recorded by Abbot Paphnutius.

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

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