Roman Martyrology-June 6th- on this date in various years-
At Magdeburg, St. Norbert, bishop of that city, confessor. He was the founder of the Premonstratensian Order.
At Caesarea in Palestine, the birthday of blessed Philip, one of the first seven deacons. He was renowned for miracles and prodigies. He converted Samaria to the faith of Christ, baptized the eunuch of Candace, queen of Ethiopia, and finally rested in peace at Caesarea. Near him are buried three of his daughters, virgins and prophetesses. His fourth daughter died at Ephesus, filled with the Holy Ghost.
At Rome, St. Artemius, with his wife Candida and his daughter Paulina. Artemius became a believer through the preaching and miracles of St. Peter the Exorcist, who was baptized with all his household by the priest St. Marcellinus. By order of Judge Serenus, he was scourged with leaded whips, and then slain with the sword. His wife and daughter were forced into a pit and covered with stones and earth.
In the district of Bologna, St. Alexander, bishop of Fiesole and martyr. While returning from the town of Pavia, where he had defended the title to the goods of his church before the Lombard king against those taking them away, he was seized by the usurpers, cast into the Rhine river, and drowned.
At Tarsus in Cilicia, in the time of Emperors Diocletian and Maximian, and the governor Simplicius, twenty holy martyrs, who, through various torments to their bodies, glorified God.
At Noyon in France, the holy martyrs Amantius, Alexander, and their companions.
At Milan, the death of St. Eustorgius II, bishop and confessor.
At Verona, the bishop St. John.
At Besancon, France, the bishop St. Claudius.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.