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MARTYROLOGY-DECEMBER 24

Martyrology-December 24th
Roman Martyrology-December 24th-on this date in various years-

The Vigil of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

At Cracow in Poland, the birthday of St. John Cantius, priest and confessor, celebrated for his learning, for his zeal in propagating the faith, and for his virtues and miracles, for which Pope Clement XIII added him to the number of the saints. His feast is observed on the 20th of October.

At Spoleto, St. Gregory, priest and martyr. In the time of Emperors Diocletian and Maximian, he was first beaten with rough clubs, exposed on the gridiron and imprisoned, struck on the knees with iron carding instruments, burned on the sides with firebrands, and finally beheaded.

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MARTYROLOGY-OCTOBER 20

Martyrology-October 20th
Roman Martyrology-October 20th-on this date in various years-

St. John Cantius, priest and confessor, who fell asleep in the Lord on the 24th of December.

At Abia, near Aquila in Abruzzo, the birthday of blessed Maximus, deacon and martyr. Because of his desire to suffer he shewed himself to the persecutors of his own accord. After answering with great constancy, he was racked and tortured, then beaten with rods, and he finally died by being cast headlong from a high place.

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MARTYROLOGY-DECEMBER 24

Martyrology-December 24th
Roman Martyrology-December 24th-on this date in various years-

The Vigil of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

At Cracow in Poland, the birthday of St. John Cantius, priest and confessor, celebrated for his learning, for his zeal in propagating the faith, and for his virtues and miracles, for which Pope Clement XIII added him to the number of the saints. His feast is observed on the 20th of October.

At Spoleto, St. Gregory, priest and martyr. In the time of Emperors Diocletian and Maximian, he was first beaten with rough clubs, exposed on the gridiron and imprisoned, struck on the knees with iron carding instruments, burned on the sides with firebrands, and finally beheaded.

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