Martyrology-March 14th
Roman Martyrology-March 14th-on this date in various years-

At Rome, in the Veranian Field, St. Leo, bishop and martyr.

Also at Rome, the birthday of forty-seven holy martyrs who were baptized by the apostle St. Peter while in the Mamertine Prison with St. Paul his fellow apostle. After an imprisonment of nine months, they all fell by the sword of Nero for their generous confession of faith.

In the province of Valeria, two saintly monks, who were hanged on a tree by the Lombards, and although dead, were heard singing psalms even by their enemies.

In the same persecution, a deacon of the church of Marsico who was beheaded for the confession of faith.

In Africa, the holy martyrs Peter and Aphrodisius, who received the crown of martyrdom in the Vandal persecution.

At Carrhae in Mesopotamia, the patrician St. Eutychius and his companions, who were killed by Evelid, king of Arabia, for the confession of the faith.

At Halberstadt in Germany, the death of blessed Queen Matilda, mother of Emperor Otto I, renowned for humility and patience.

And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.

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