MARTYROLOGY-JUNE 26

Martyrology-June 26th
Roman Martyrology-June 26th- on this date in various years-

At Rome on Mt. Ceolius, the holy martyrs John and Paul, brothers. The former was steward, the other secretary of the virgin Constantia, daughter of Emperor Constantine. Afterwards, under Julian the Apostate, they received the palm of martyrdom by being beheaded.

At Trent, St. Vigilius, bishop, who, while he endeavoured to root out the remains of idolatry, was overwhelmed with a shower of stones by cruel and barbarous men, and thus endured martyrdom for the name of Christ.

At Valenciennes, they holy martyrs Salvius, bishop of Angoulême, and Superius.

At Cordova in Spain, under the Saracen king Abderaliman, the birthday of St. Pelagius, a young man who gloriously completed his martyrdom for the faith by having his flesh torn to pieces with iron pincers.

At Belley in France, St. Anthelmus, prior of the Grande Chartreuse, who became bishop of that city.

In the country of Poitiers, St. Maxentius, priest and confessor, renowned for miracles.

At Thessalonica, St. David, hermit.

The same day, St. Perseveranda, virgin.

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

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One comment on “MARTYROLOGY-JUNE 26

  1. St. Pelagius, ora pro nobis

    On this day that the road to the martyrdom of U.S. Catholics became inevitable we are blessed to have St. Pelagius as our advocate and example.

    Pelagius gloriously gave his life for God rather than capitulate to Abderaliman’s vile demands for sodomy and conversion to Islam.

    St. Pelagius, ora pro nobis!

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