Roman Martyrology-February 10th-on this date in various years-
For 2016 The Day of Ashes, and the beginning of the most holy fast of Lent.
On Monte Cassino, St. Scholastica, virgin, whose soul was seen by her brother, St. Benedict, abbot, leaving her body in the form of a dove, and ascending into heaven.
At Rome, the holy martyrs Zoticus, Irenaeus, Hyacinth, and Amantius.
In the same place, on the Via Lavicana, ten holy soldiers, martyrs.
Also at Rome, on the Appian Way, St. Soter, virgin and martyr, descended of a noble family, but as St. Ambrose mentions, for the love of Christ she set at naught the consular and other dignitaries of her people. Upon her refusal to sacrifice to the gods, she was for a long time cruelly scourged. She overcame these and various other torments, then was struck with the sword; and joyfully went to her heavenly spouse.
In Campania, St. Silvanus, bishop and confessor.
At Malavalle, near Siena, St. William, hermit.
In the diocese of Rouen, St. Austreberta, virgin, renowned for miracles.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.