Roman Martyrology-March 25th-on this date in various years-
The Annunciation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.
At Jerusalem, the commemoration of the good thief who confessed Christ on the cross, and who deserved to hear from him these words: “This day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
At Rome, St. Quirinus, martyr, who after losing his possessions, suffering imprisonment in a dark dungeon, and being cruelly scourged, was put to death with the sword, and thrown into the Tiber. The Christians found his body on the island of LycaÃ³nia (which was thereafter called St. Bartholomew’s), and buried it in the Pontian cemetery.
Also at Rome, two hundred and sixty-two holy martyrs.
At Sirmium, the martyrdom of St. Irenaeus, bishop. In the time of Emperor Maximian, under the governor Probus, after undergoing bitter torments and a painful imprisonment for may days, he was beheaded.
At Nicomedia, St. Dula, the servant of a soldier, who was killed for the preservation of her chastity, and deserved the crown of martyrdom.
At Laodicea, St. Pelagius, bishop, who after having endured exile and other afflictions for the Catholic faith under Valens, rested in the Lord.
At Indre, an island in the Loire, Abbot St. Hermeland, whose glorious life was commended by outstanding miracles.
At Pistoia, the holy confessors Barontius and Desiderius.
At Montefiascone, St. Lucia Filippini, founder of the Institute of Pious Teachers, from whose surname they are known as Filippines. Having merited greatly by the Christian education of girls and women, especially of the poor, Pope Pius XI enrolled her among the holy virgins.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.