Roman Martyrology-October 21st-on this date in various years-
In Cyprus, the birthday of the holy abbot Hilarion. His life, full of virtues and miracles, was written by St. Jerome.
At Cologne, the birthday of St. Ursula and her companions, who gained the martyr’s crown by being slain by the Huns for the Christian religion and their constancy in keeping their virginity. Many of their bodies are buried in Cologne.
At Ostia, St. Asterius, priest and martyr, who suffered under Emperor Alexander, as we read in the Acts of blessed Pope Callistus.
At Nicomedia, the birthday of Saints Dasius, Zoticus,Caius, and twelve other soldiers, who, after suffering various torments, were drowned in the sea.
At Lyons in France, St. Viator, deacon of blessed Justus, bishop of that city.
At Maronia, near Antioch in Syria, St. Malchus, a monk.
At Laon, St. Cilinia, mother of blessed Remigius, bishop of Rheims.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.