Roman Martyrology-September 25th- on this date in various years-
At Emmaus, the birthday of blessed Cleophas, disciple of Christ. It is related that he was killed by the Jews for the confession of our Lord, and honourably buried in the same house in which he had entertained him.
At Amiens in France, in the persecution of Diocletian, blessed Firminus, bishop. Under the governor Rictiovarus, after many torments he suffered martyrdom by being beheaded.
At Rome, on the Claudian Way, under Emperor Antoninus, St. Herculanus, soldier and martyr, who was converted to Christ by the miracle wrought during the martyrdom of the blessed bishop Alexander. After enduring many torments he was put to the sword.
At Damascus, the holy martyrs Paul, his wife Tatta, and their sons Sabinian, Maximus, Rufus, and Eugene. Accused of professing the Christian religion, they were scourged and tortured in other ways until they gave up their souls unto God.
In Asia, the holy martyrs Bardomian, Eucarpus, and twenty-six others.
At Lyons in France, the death of St. Lupus, at one time an anchoret, but later a bishop.
At Auxerre, St. Anacharius, bishop and confessor.
At Blois in France, St. Solemnius, bishop of Chartres, renowned for miracles.
On the same day, St. Principius, bishop of Soissons, brother of the blessed bishop Remigius.
At Anagni, the holy virgins Aurelia and Neomisia.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.