MARTYROLOGY-OCTOBER 13

Martyrology-October 13th
Roman Martyrology-October 13th- on this date in various years-

St. Edward, king of England and confessor, who died on the 5th day of January. He is specially honoured on this day because of the translation of his body.

At Troas in Asia Minor, the birthday of St. Carpus, a disciple of the blessed apostle Paul.

At Cordova in Spain, the birthday of the holy martyrs Faustus, Januarius, and Martial. They were first tortured on the rack, their eyebrows were then shaven, their teeth torn out, their ears and noses cut off, and the martyrdom was completed by fire.

At Thessalonica, St. Florentius, a martyr, who, after enduring various torments, was burned alive.

At Stockerau in Austria, St. Colman, martyr.

At Antioch, St. Theophilus, the bishop who held the pontificate in that church, the sixth after the blessed apostle Peter.

At Tours in France, St. Venantius, abbot and confessor.

At Subiaco in Italy, St. Chelidonia, virgin.

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

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