Roman Martyrology-April 17th-on this date in various years-
At Rome, St. Anicetus, pope and martyr, who received the palm of martyrdom in the persecution of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus and Lucius Verus.
At Cordova in Spain, the holy martyrs Elias, a priest, and the monks Paul and Isidore, who were slain in the Arab persecution for the profession of the Christian faith.
At Antioch, the holy martyrs Peter, a deacon, and Hermogenes, who was his servant.
In Africa, the birthday of blessed Mappalicus, martyr. St. Cyprian relates in his Epistle to the Martyrs and Confessors that he, along with many others, was crowned with martyrdom.
In the same place, the holy martyrs Fortunatus and Marcian.
At Vienne in France, Bishop St. Pantagathus.
At Tortona, St. Innocent, bishop and confessor.
At Citeaux in France, St. Stephen, abbot, who was first to live in the Cistercian desert and who joyfully welcomed St. Bernard and his companions when they came to him.
In the monastery of Chaise-Dieu, in the diocese of Clermont, St. Robert, confessor, the founder and first abbot of the monastery.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.