MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 14

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

The feast of St. Justin, philosopher and martyr, who was yesterday mentioned.

At Rome, on the Appian Way, the birthday of the holy martyrs Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus, who suffered in the time of Emperor Alexander and the prefect Almachius. The first two were converted to Christ by the exhortations of blessed Cecilia, and baptized by Pope St. Urban. They were beaten with clubs, then beheaded for the sake of the true faith. Maximus, who had been the prefect’s chamberlain, was touched by their constancy, and confirmed by the vision of an angel, believed in Christ, and was scourged with leaded whips until he died.

At Teramo, St. Proculus, bishop and martyr.

Also St. Ardalion, an actor. One day in the theatre, while scoffing at the holy rites of the Christian religion, he was suddenly converted and bore testimony to it, not only by his words, but also with his blood.

At Teramo, St. Domnina, virgin and martyr, who received the crown with her virgin companions.

At Alexandria, St. Thomais, martyr. Because she would not consent to the impure wishes of her father-in-law, she was struck with a sword dividing her body from head to foot.

At Lyons, in France, St. Lambert, bishop and confessor.

At Alexandria, St. Fronto, an abbot whose life was graced by sanctity and his miracles.

At Rome, St. Abundius, sacristan of the church of St. Peter.

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

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