Roman Martyrology-February 6th-on this date in various years-
St. Titus, confessor and bishop of Crete, whose birthday is on the fourth of January.
At Caesarea in Cappadocia, the birthday of St. Dorothy, virgin and martyr, who was stretched on the rack, then scourged for a long time with the boughs of a palm tree, and finally condemned to capital punishment by Sapricius, governor of the province. Her noble confession of Christ converted a lawyer named Theophilus, who also was tortured in a barbarous manner, and finally put to death by the sword.
At Emessa in Phoenicia, in the time of Emperor Maximian, St. Silvanus, bishop, who, after having governed that church for forty years, was delivered to the beasts with two other Christians, and having his limbs all mangled, received the crown of martyrdom.
The same day, the holy martyrs Caturninus, Theophilus, and Revocata.
In Auvergne in France, St. Atholian, martyr.
At Arras in France, St. Vedast, bishop of that city. The glory of his life and death is attested by many miracles.
At Elnon in France, St. Amand, bishop of Maestricht, who was renowned for his miracles during his life and in death. In the town which was named after him, he lived and died in a monastery that he had built.
At Bologna, St. Guarinus, bishop of Palestrina and cardinal, conspicuous for his holiness of life.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.