The reading appointed from the Rule of St. Benedict for September 2:
Roman Martyrology-September 3rd- on this date in various years-
Pope St. Pius X, whose birthday is mentioned on the 20th of August.
At Corinth the birthday of St. Phoebe, mentioned by the blessed apostle Paul in his Epistle to the Romans.
At Capua, the holy martyrs Aristaeus, bishop, and Antoninus, a young boy.
Also, the birthday of the holy martyrs Aigulphus, abbot of Lerins, and the monks, his companions, who, after their tongues were cut off and their eyes plucked out, were killed with the sword.
Also, the holy martyrs Zeno and Chariton. The one was cast into a cauldron of melted lead, the other into a burning furnace.
At Cordova in Spain, St. Sandal the martyr.
At Aquileia, the holy virgins and martyrs Euphemia, Dorothy, Thecla, and Erasma. Under Nero, after enduring many torments, they were slain with the sword and buried by St. Hermagoras.
At Nicomedia, the passion of St. Basilissa, virgin and martyr, in the persecution of Diocletian, under the governor Alexander. At the age of nine years, after having, through the power of God, overcome scourging, fire, and the beasts – ”by which she converted the governor to the faith of Christ – she at length gave up her soul to God while at prayer outside the city.
At Toul in France, St. Mansuetus, bishop and confessor.
At Milan, the death of St. Auxanus, bishop.
The same day, St. Simon Stylites the Younger.
At Rome, the translation of St. Serapia, virgin and martyr, who suffered on the 29th of July.
Also at Rome, the raising to the Sovereign Pontificate of St. Gregory the Great. This incomparable man, being forced to take that burden upon himself, sent forth from the exalted throne brighter rays of sanctity upon the world.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.