Roman Martyrology-December 16th-on this date in various years-
St. Eusebius, bishop of Vercelli and martyr. His birthday is commemorated on the 1st of August and his ordination on the 15th of December.
The three young men, Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, whose bodies are buried in a cave near Babylon.
At Ravenna, the holy martyrs Valentine, an officer of the army, Concordius, his son, Navalis, and Agricola, who suffered for Christ in the persecution of Maximian.
At Mola di Gaeta in Campania, St. Albina, virgin and martyr, under Emperor Decius.
In Africa, many holy virgins who reached a happy end of their martyrdom in the persecution of the Vandals under the Arian king Hunneric by having heavy weights tied to them and burning plates of metal applied to their bodies.
At Vienne in France, blessed Ado, bishop and confessor.
In Ireland, St. Bean, bishop.
At Gaza in Palestine, St. Irenion, bishop.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.