Roman Martyrology-November 1st-on this date in various years-
The Festival of All Saints, which Pope Boniface IV, after the dedication of the Pantheon, ordained to be kept generally and solemnly every year on the 13th of May, in the city of Rome, in honour of the blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and of the holy martyrs. It was afterwards decreed by Gregory IV that this feast, which was then celebrated in many dioceses, but at different times, should be on this day kept by the whole Church in honour of all the saints.
In Persia, the holy martyrs John, a bishop, and James, a priest, under King Sapor.
At Terracina in Campania, the birthday of St. Caesarius, deacon, who was detained many days in prison, afterwards put into a sack with the priest St. Julian, and then thrown into the sea.
At Dijon, St. Benignus, a priest, who was sent to France by blessed Polycarp to preach the Gospel. After he had been subjected to many grievous torments by the judge Terentius, under Emperor Marcus Aurelius, he was finally condemned to have his neck struck with an iron bar and his body pierced with a lance.
At Damascus, the martyrdom of the Saints Caesarius, Dacius, and five others.
On the same day, St. Mary, a servant girl. Being accused of professing the Christian religion in the time of Emperor Hadrian, she was subjected to cruel scourging, to torture on the rack, and the lacerating of her body with iron hooks, and thus completed her martyrdom
At Tarsus in Cilicia, under Emperor Maximian, the Saints Cyrenia and Juliana.
At Auvergne in France, St. Austremonius, first bishop of Clermont.
At Paris, the death of St. Marcellus, bishop.
At Bayeux, in the reign of the Frankish king Childebert, St. Vigor, bishop.
At Angers in France, the death of the aged holy man, St. Licinius, bishop.
At Tivoli, St. Severinus, monk.
In Gatinais in France, St. Mathurin, confessor.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.