Roman Martyrology-November 4th-on this date in various years-
St. Charles Borromeo, cardinal, bishop of Milan, and confessor, whose birthday is on the day previous.
At Bologna, the holy martyrs Vitalis and Agricola. The former was first the servant of the latter, and afterwards his partner and companion in martyrdom. He was subjected by the persecutors to all kinds of torments, so that there was no part of his body without wounds. After having suffered with constancy, he yielded up his soul unto God in prayer. Agricola was put to death by being fastened to a cross with many nails. St. Ambrose relates that being present at the translation, he took the martyr’s nails, his glorious blood, and the wood of his cross, and deposited them under consecrated altars.
In the monastery of Cerfroid, in the territory of Meaux, St. Felix of Valois, priest and confessor, and founder of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity for the Redemption of Captives, whose feast is celebrated on the 20th of November by order of Pope Innocent XI.
On the same day, the birthday of the Saints Philologus and Patrobas, disciples of the apostle St. Paul.
At Autun, St. Proculus, bishop and martyr.
At Myra in Lycia, under the governor Libanius, the holy martyrs Nicander, a bishop, and Hermes, a priest.
In the district of Vexin in France, St. Clarus, priest and martyr.
At Ephesus, St. Porphyrias, a martyr under Emperor Aurelian.
At Rodez in France, blessed Bishop Amantius, whose life stood out glorious by his sanctity and miracles.
At Rome, the birthday of St. Pierius, priest of Alexandria, who was well versed in the Holy Scriptures, most pure in his life, and highly skilled in Christian philosophy. He taught the people and became famous under Emperors Carus and Diocletian, when Theonas governed the Church of Alexandria. After the persecution, he spent the remainder of his life at Rome, where he died in peace.
In Bithynia, St. Joannicius, abbot.
In Hungary at Alba Regalis, the death of blessed Emeric, confessor, the son of St. Stephen, king of Hungary.
At Treves, St. Modesta, virgin.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God