Roman Martyrology-December 29th-on this date in various years-
At Canterbury in England, the birthday of St. Thomas, bishop and martyr, who, for the defence of justice and ecclesiastical immunity, was struck with the sword in his own basilica by a faction of wicked men, and thus went to Christ as martyr.
At Jerusalem, holy David, king and prophet.
At Arles in France, the birthday of St. Trophimus, mentioned by St. Paul in his Epistle to Timothy. Being ordained bishop by that apostle, he was the first sent to preach the gospel of Christ in that city. From his preaching, as from a fountain, according to the expression of Pope St. Zosimus, all France received the waters of salvation.
At Rome, the holy martyrs Callistus, Felix, and Boniface.
In Africa, the passion of the holy martyrs Dominic, Victor, Primian, Lybosus, Saturninus, Crescentius, Secundus, and Honoratus.
At Constantinople, St. Marcellus, abbot.
In the country of Hiesmes in France, St. Ebruif, abbot and confessor, in the time of King Childebert.
At Vienne in France, the commemoration of St. Crescens, bishop and martyr. He was a disciple of St. Paul the Apostle and was the first bishop of that city. His birthday is mentioned on the 27th of June.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.