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MARTYROLOGY-AUGUST 9

Martyrology-August 9th
Roman Martyrology-August 9th- on this date in various years-

The vigil of St. Lawrence, martyr.

St. John Baptist-Mary Vianney, priest and confessor, and heavenly patron of all parish priests, whose birthday is remembered on the 4th day of this month.

At Rome, St. Romanus, a soldier, who was moved by the torments of blessed Lawrence to ask for baptism from him. He was immediately prosecuted, scourged, and finally beheaded.

In Tuscany, the birthday of the holy martyrs Secundian, Marcellian, and Verian. In the time of Decius, they were scourged by the exconsul Promotus, then racked and torn with iron hooks. Being burned with fie applied to their sides, they merited the triumphant palm of martyrdom by being beheaded. read more

MARTYROLOGY-AUGUST 4

Martyrology-August 4th
Roman Martyrology-August 4th- on this date in various years-

St. Dominic, confessor, founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, who on the sixth day of this month rested in peace.

In the village of Ars, in the diocese of Belley, France, the birthday of St. John Baptist-Mary Vianney, priest and confessor, renowned for his devotion as a parish priest. Pope Pius XI placed him in the number of the saints, ordered that his feast should be observed on the 9th day of this month, and appointed him as the heavenly patron of all parish priests. read more