Roman Martyrology-June 9th- on this date in various years-
At Nomento in the Sabine Hills, the birthday of the holy martyrs Primus and Felician, under the emperors Diocletian and Maximian. These glorious martyrs lived long in the service of the Lord, and endured sometimes together, sometimes separately, various cruel torments. They were finally beheaded by Promotus, governor of Nomento, and thus happily ended their trial. Their bodies were afterwards translated to Rome and honorably buried in the Church of St. Stephen the Protomartyr on the Cælian Hill.
At Agen in France, the passion of St. Vincent, deacon and martyr. For the faith of Christ, he was cruelly scourged and then beheaded.
At Antioch, St. Pelagia, virgin and martyr, who has been eulogized by St. Ambrose and St. John Chrysostom.
At Syracuse in Sicily, Bishop St. Maximian, who is frequently mentioned by Pope St. Gregory.
At Andria in Apulia, St. Richard, first bishop of that city, who is famed for his miracles.
In the island of Iona in Scotland, St. Columba, priest and confessor.
At Edessa in Syria, St. Julian, a monk whose memorable deeds have been related by the deacon St. Ephrem.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.