Roman Martyrology-November 7th-on this date in various years-
At Padua, the death of St. Prosdocimus, consecrated as first bishop of that city by the blessed apostle Peter. He was sent to that city to preach the word of God and there he died a holy death, celebrated for many virtues and miracles.
At Perugia, St. Herculanus, bishop and martyr.
At Schwelm in Germany, the martyrdom of St. Engelbert, bishop of Cologne. He was on his way from that city to the town of Essen in order to consecrate a church, when he was set upon by ruffians on the road and slain by their many blows. Thus he suffered martyrdom in defence of Church liberty and for obedience to the Roman Church.
The same day, St. Amaranthus, martyr. After successfully fulfilling the course of his trials he was buried in the city of Albi, but lives in eternal glory.
At Melitina in Armenia, the martyrdom of the Saints Hiero, Nicander, Hesychius, and thirty others, who were crowned in the persecution of Diocletian under the governor Lysias.
At Amphipolis in Macedonia, the holy martyrs Auctus, Taurio, and Thessalonica.
At Ancyra in Galatia, the martyrdom of Saints Melasippus, Anthony and Carina, under Julian the Apostate.
At Alexandria, the blessed Achilles, bishop, renowned for his learning, faith, and purity of life.
In Friesland, the death of St. Willibrord, bishop of Utrecht, who was consecrated bishop by blessed Pope Sergius, and preached the Gospel in Friesland and Denmark.
At Metz, St. Rufus, bishop and confessor.
At Strasbourg, St. Florentius, bishop.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.