Roman Martyrology, April 12th

This Day, the Twelfth Day of April

At Verona, the martyrdom of the bishop Saint Zeno, who governed that Church with great fortitude amidst the storms of persecution, and was crowned with martyrdom in the days of Gallienus.

In Cappadocia, in the reign of the emperor Valens, in the persecution raised against Christians by Athanaric, king of the Goths, Saint Sabas, a Goth, who was cast into a river after undergoing cruel torments. According to Saint Augustine, many other Christian Goths were at that time adorned with the crown of martyrdom.

At Braga, in Portugal, Saint Victor, martyr, who although only a catechumen, refused to adore an idol, and confessed Jesus Christ with great constancy. After suffering many tortures, he was beheaded, and thus merited to be baptized in his own blood.

At Fermo, in the Marches, SaintVissia, virgin and martyr.

At Rome, on the Aurelian road, the birthday of Pope Saint Julius, who combated vigorously for the Catholic faith against the Arians. After a life of brilliant deeds and great sanctity, he rested in peace.

At Gap, Saint Constantine, bishop and confessor.

At Pavia, Saint Damian, bishop.

And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.

V: All ye Holy Martyrs, pray for us
R: Thanks be to God

– Roman Martyrology, 1914, revised edition with the imprimatur of Cardinal James Gibbons