Roman Martyrology-April 30th-on this date in various years-
St. Catherine of Siena, virgin of the Third Order of St. Dominic, who on the previous day went to her heavenly Spouse.
At Saintes in France, blessed Eutropius, bishop and martyr, who was consecrated bishop and sent to France by St. Clement. After preaching for many years, he had his skull crushed for bearing testimony to Christ, and thus gained victory by his death.
At Cordova in Spain, the holy martyrs Amator, a priest, Peter, a monk, and Louis.
At Novara, the martyrdom of the holy priest Laurence, and some boys whom he was teaching.
At Alexandria, the holy martyrs Aphrodisius, a priest, and thirty martyrs.
At Lambesa in Numidia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Marian, a lector, and James, a deacon. The former, after having successfully endured many trials for the confession of Christ in the persecution of Decius, was again arrested with his noble companions, and both were subjected to severe and cruel torments, during which they were twice miraculously comforted by heaven, but finally fell by the sword along with many others.
At Ephesus, the martyr St. Maximus, who received his crown during the persecution of Decius.
At Ferno in Piceno, St. Sophia, virgin and martyr.
At Evorea in Epirus, St. Donatus, a bishop, who was eminent for sanctity in the time of Emperor Theodosius.
At Naples in Campania, St. Pomponius, bishop.
At London in England, St. Erkenwald, a bishop celebrated for many miracles.
At Chieri, near Turin, St. Joseph Cottolengo, confessor, founder of the Little House of Divine Providence, full of trust in God and remarkable for his charity toward the poor, whom Pope Pius XI enrolled among the saints.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.