Roman Martyrology-January 23rd-on this date in various years-
St. Raymond of Pennafort, of the Order of Preachers, whose birthday is the sixth of this month.
At Rome, the holy virgin and martyr, St. Emerentiana. Being yet a catechumen, she was stoned to death by the heathens while praying at the tomb of St. Agnes, her foster sister.
At Philippi in Macedonia, St. Parmenas, one of the first seven deacons, who by the grace of God faithfully discharged the office of preaching committed to him, and obtained the glory of martyrdom in the time of Trajan.
At Ancyra in Galatia, St. Clement, bishop. After enduring frequent torments, he finally completed his martyrdom under Diocletian.
In the same place, and on the same day, St. Agathangelus who suffered under the governor Lucius.
At Caesarea in Morocco, the holy martyrs Severian and his wife Aquila, who were consumed by fire.
At Antinoum, a city of Egypt, St. Ascla, martyr, who, after various torments, was thrown into a river and gave up his precious soul unto God.
At Alexandria, St. John the Almoner, bishop of that city, celebrated for his charity towards the poor.
At Toledo, St. Ildefonse, bishop, renowned for sanctity. On account of his great purity of life, and his defence of the virginity of the Mother of God, against the heretics who denied it, he received from her a brilliant white vestment, and was called to heaven.
In the province of Valeria, St. Martyrius, monk, mentioned by Pope St. Gregory.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.