Roman Martyrology-September 4th- on this date in various years-
On Mount Nebo, in the land of Moab, the holy lawgiver and prophet Moses.
At Naples in Campania, the birthday of St. Candida, who was the first to meet St. Peter when he came to that city, and being baptized by him afterwards ended her holy life in peace.
At Treves, St. Marcellus, bishop and martyr.
At Ancyra in Galatia, the birthday of three saintly boys, Rufinus, Silvanus, and Vitalicus, martyrs.
On the same day, the holy martyrs Magnus, Castus and Maximus.
At Chalons in France, under Emperor Antoninus, St. Marcellus, martyr. Being invited to a profane banquet by the governor Priscus, he scorned to partake of the meats that were served, and reproved with great freedom all persons present for worshipping idols. For this, with unheard-of cruelty, the same governor had him buried alive up to the waist. After persevering for three days in praising God, he yielded up his undefiled spirit.
On the same day, St. Thamel, previously a pagan priest, and his companions, martyrs under Emperor Hadrian.
Also, the holy martyrs Theodore, Oceanus, Ammian, and Julian, who had their feet cut off, and completed their martyrdom by being thrown into the fire, in the time of Emperor Maximian.
At Rome, St. Boniface I, pope and confessor.
At Rimini, St. Marinus, deacon.
At Palermo, the birthday of St. Rosalia, virgin, a native of that city, born of the royal blood of Charlemagne. For the love of Christ, she forsook the princely court of her father, and led a saintly life alone in mountains and caverns.
At Viterbo, the translation of St. Rose the Virgin, of the Third Order of St. Francis, during the pontificate of Pope Alexander IV.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.