Roman Martyrology-September 18th- on this date in various years-
At Osimo in Piceno, St. Joseph of Cupertino, priest and confessor of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, who was placed among the saints by Clement XIII.
In Chalcis of Greece, the birthday of St. Methodius, bishop of Olympius in Lycia and afterwards of Tyre in Phoenicia, most renowned for eloquence and learning. St. Jerome says that he won the martyr’s crown at the end of the last persecution.
In the diocese of Vienne, the holy martyr Ferreol, a tribune, who was arrested by order of the impious governor Crispinus, most cruelly scourged, loaded with heavy chains, and cast into a dark dungeon. A miracle broke his bonds and opened the doors of the prison, from which he made his escape, but he was taken again by his pursuers and received the palm of martyrdom by being beheaded.
Also, the Saints Sophia and Irene, martyrs.
At Milan, St. Eustorgius, first bishop of that city, highly praised by blessed Ambrose.
At Gortyna in Crete, St. Eumenius, bishop and confessor.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.