Roman Martyrology-August 27th- on this date in various years-
St. Joseph Calasanctius, priest and confessor, who founded the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Christian Schools. He fell asleep in the Lord on the 25th of August.
At Potenza in Lucania, the passion of Saints Arontius, Honoratus, Fortunatus, and Sabinian. They were the sons of Saints Boniface and Thecla, and were condemned to death by the judge Valerian in the reign of Emperor Maximian. Their feast, together with that of the other twelve holy brethren, is celebrated on the first of September.
At Bergamo, St. Narnus, who was baptized by blessed Barnabas and consecrated by him first bishop of that city.
At Capua, the birthday of St. Rufus, bishop and martyr, a patrician, who was baptized with all his family by blessed Apollinaris, disciple of St. Peter.
In the same place, the holy martyrs Rufus and Carpophorus, who suffered under Diocletian and Maximian.
At Tomis in Pontus, the holy martyrs Marcellinus, a tribune, and Mannea, his wife, and his sons John, Serapion, and Peter.
At Lentini in Sicily, St. Euthalia, virgin. Because she was a Christian she was put to the sword by her brother Sermilian, and went to her Spouse.
The same day, the martyrdom of St. Anthusa the Younger, who was made a martyr by being cast into a well for the faith of Christ.
At Arles in France, the holy bishop Caesarius, a man of great sanctity and piety.
At Autun, St. Syagrius, bishop and confessor.
At Pavia, St. John, bishop.
At Lerida in Spain, St. Licerius, bishop.
In Thebais, St. Poemen, abbot.
At San Severino, in Piceno, St. Margaret, widow.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.