Roman Martyrology-November 3rd-on this date in various years-
At Milan, St. Charles Borromeo, cardinal, bishop of that city, and confessor, who was ranked among the saints by Paul V for the holiness of his life and for his renown for miracles. His feast is observed on the following day.
On the same day, the birthday of St. Quartus, a disciple of the apostles.
At Viterbo, during the persecution of Maximian, the holy martyrs Valentine, a priest, and Hilary, a deacon. For their attachment to the faith of Christ, they were tied to a stone and cast into the Tiber, but being miraculously delivered by an angel, they were beheaded, and thus crowned with the glory of martyrdom.
At Caesarea in Cappadocia, the holy martyrs Germanus, Theophilus, Caesarius, and Vitalis, who nobly endured martyrdom in the Decian persecution.
At Saragossa in Spain, the countless holy martyrs who lay down their lives with admirable fervour for the faith of Christ under Dacian, governor of Spain.
In England, St. Winifred, virgin and martyr.
In the monastery of Clairvaux in France, the death of St. Malachy, bishop of Armagh in Ireland, who won renown in his own days for his many virtues, and whose life was written by Abbot St. Bernard.
On the same day, St. Hubert, bishop of Tongres.
At Vienne in France, St. Domnus, bishop and confessor.
Also, the death of St. Pirmin, bishop of Meaux.
At Urgel in Spain, Bishop St. Hermengaud.
At Rome, St. Sylvia, mother of Pope St. Gregory.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.