Roman Martyrology-November 17th-on this date in various years-
At Neocaesarea in Pontus, the birthday of St. Gregory, bishop and confessor, illustrious for his learning and sanctity. The signs and miracles which he wrought to the great glory of the Church gained for him the surname Wonderworker.
At Hedelfs in Saxony, the birthday of St. Gertrude, virgin of the Order of St. Benedict, who was famous for her revelations. Her feast is observed on the preceding day.
In Palestine, in the first year of Diocletian’s persecution, the holy martyrs Alpheus and Zachaeus, who underwent beheading after many tortures.
At Cordova in Spain, during the same persecution, the holy martyrs Acisclus and his sister Victoria, who were most cruelly tortured by order of the governor Dion, and thus merited to be crowned by our Lord for their glorious sufferings.
At Alexandria, St. Denis, bishop, a man of very great learning. In the time of Emperors Valerian and Gallienus, renowned for often having confessed the faith, and illustrious for the various sufferings and torments he had endured, full of days he rested in peace a confessor.
At Orleans in France, St. Anian, bishop, the value of whose death in the sight of the Lord is attested by frequent miracles.
In England, St. Hugh, bishop, who was called to rule the church of Lincoln. He ended his holy life in peace, renowned for many miracles.
At Tours in France, St. Gregory, bishop.
At Florence, St. Eugene, confessor, the deacon of blessed Zenobius, bishop of that city.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God