MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 9

Martyrology-April 9th
Roman Martyrology-April 9th-on this date in various years-

In Judea, St. Mary Cleophas, whom St. John the Evangelist calls the sister of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and says that she stood at her side beneath the Cross of Jesus.

At Antioch, St. Prochorus who was one of the first seven deacons. Renowned for faith and miracles, he received the crown of martyrdom.

At Rome, the birthday of the holy martyrs Demetrius, Concessus, Hilary, and their companions.

At Caesarea in Cappadocia, St. Eupsychius, martyr, who was persecuted under Julian the Apostate for having overthrown the temple of Fortune.

In Africa the holy Massylitan Martyrs, on whose birthday was written a tract by St. Augustine.

At Sirmio, seven holy virgins and martyrs, who purchased eternal life together at the price of their own blood.

At Amida in Mesopotamia, St. Acatius, bishop, who even melted down and sold the sacred vessels in order to ransom captives.

At Rouen, St. Hugh, bishop and confessor.

In the city of Die, in France, St. Marcellus, bishop, celebrated for miracles.

At Mons in Hainaut, blessed Waltrude, renowned for holiness and miracles.

At Rome, the transferring of the body of St. Monica, mother of the bishop St. Augustine. It was brought from Ostia to Rome, under the Sovereign Pontiff, Martin V, and buried with due honours in the church of St. Augustine.

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

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