Roman Martyrology-March 7th-on this date in various years-
In the monastery of Fossanova, near Terracina in Campania, St. Thomas Aquinas, confessor and doctor of the Church, a member of the Order of Preachers, famous for his noble family, for the sanctity of his life, and for his knowledge of theology. Pope Leo XIII declared him the heavenly patron of all Catholic schools.
At Carthage, the birthday of Saints Perpetua and Felicity, martyrs. St. Augustine relates that Felicity being with child, her execution was deferred , according to the law, until after her delivery. He states that while she was in labour, she mourned, and when cast to the beasts, she rejoiced. With them suffered Satyrus, Saturninus, Revocatus, and Secundulus, the last of whom died in prison; the others were delivered to the beasts, all during the reign of Severus. The feast of Saints Perpetua and Felicity was celebrated yesterday.
At Caesarea in Palestine, the passion of St. Eubulus, who was a companion of St. Adrian. Two days after the latter’s death, he was mangled by the lions and put to death by the sword. He was the last of all those who received the crown of martyrdom in that city.
At Nicomedia, St. Theophilus, bishop, who was driven into exile for the veneration of sacred images, and died there.
At Pelusium in Egypt, St. Paul, bishop, who died in exile for the same cause.
At Brescia, St. Gaudiosus, bishop and confessor.
In Thebais, St. Paul, surnamed the Simple.
At Florence in Etruria, St. Teresa Margaret Redi, virgin, a member of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, of such admirable purity and simplicity that Pope Pius XI solemnly enrolled her on the scroll of holy virgins.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.