MARTYROLOGY-MARCH 24

Martyrology-March 24th
Roman Martyrology-March 24th-on this date in various years-

For 2016 The Lord’s Supper, when Christ Jesus, the day before he was crucified for our salvation, gave to his disciples the mysteries of his Body and Blood, to be celebrated by them.

The Feast of St. Gabriel Archangel, who was sent by God to announce the Incarnation of the Divine Word.

At Rome, the priest St. Epigmenius, who completed his martyrdom by the sword in the persecution of Diocletian, under the judge Turpius.

Also at Rome, in the time of Julian the Apostate, the passion of blessed Pigmenius, a priest, who was killed for the faith of Christ by being drowned in the Tiber.

At Rome, the holy martyrs Mark and Timothy, who were crowned with martyrdom under Emperor Antoninus.

At Caesarea in Palestine, the birthday of the holy martyrs Timolaus, Denis, Pausides, Romulus, Alexander, another Alexander, Agapius, and another Denis. They merited the crown of life by being beheaded in the persecution of Diocletian under the governor Urban.

In Morocco, the birthday of the saintly brothers Romulus and Secundus, who suffered for the faith of Christ.

At Trent, the martyrdom of the boy St. Simeon, who was barbarously murdered by the Jews, but who was afterwards glorified by many miracles.

At Synnadas in Phrygia, Bishop St. Agapitus.

At Brescia, the bishop St. Latinus.

In Syria, St. Seleucus, confessor.

In Sweden, the virgin St. Catherine, daughter of St. Bridget.

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

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