MARTYROLOGY-OCTOBER 11

Martyrology-October 11th
Roman Martyrology-October 11th- on this date in various years-

The Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

At Tarsus in Cilicia, the holy women Zenaides and Philonilla, sisters, who were relatives of the blessed apostle Paul and his disciples in the faith.

In the neighbourhood of Vexin in France, in the time of the governor Fescenninus, the passion of the holy martyrs Nicasius, bishop of Rouen, the priest Quirinus, the deacon Scubiculus, and Pientia, a virgin.

At Besançon in France, St. Germanus, bishop and martyr.

Also, the martyrdom of the Saints Anastasius, a priest, Placidus, Genesius, and their companions.

At Tarsus in Cilicia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Tharacus, Probus, and Andronicus, who endured a long and painful imprisonment during the persecution of Diocletian. They were three times subjected to diverse punishments and tortures, and finally obtained a glorious triumph for the confession of Christ by having their heads struck off.

In Thebais, St. Sarmata, disciple of the blessed abbot Anthony, who was put to death for Christ by the Saracens.

At Uzea in France, St. Firmin, bishop and confessor.

At Calozzo, in the diocese of Asti, formerly that of Pavia, St. Alexander Sauli, bishop and confessor of the Clerics Regular of St. Paul. He was of noble birth and renowned for virtues, learning, and miracles. Pope Pius X placed him in the canon of the saints.

In the monastery of Aghaboe in Ireland, St. Kenny, priest and abbot.

At Lier in Belgium, the death of St. Gummarus, confessor.

At Rennes in France, St. Emilian, confessor.

At Verona, St. Placidia, virgin.

And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.

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