Roman Martyrology, April 2nd

This Day, the Second Day of April

Saint Francis of Paula, founder of the Order of Minims. As he was renowned for virtues and miracles, he was inscribed among the Saints by Leo X.

At Caesarea, in Palestine, during the persecution of Galerius Maximian, the birthday of the martyr Saint Amphian, who, because he reproved the governor Urban for sacrificing to idols, was cruelly lacerated and, with his feet wrapped in a cloth saturated with oil, was set on fire. After these painful tortures, he was plunged into the sea. Thus through fire and water, he reached everlasting repose.

In the same city, the passion of Saint Theodosia, a virgin of Tyre, who, in the same persecution, for having publicly saluted the holy confessors as they stood before the tribunal, and begged of them to remember her when they should be with God, was arrested and led to the governor Urban. By his order, her sides and breasts were lacerated to the very vitals, and she was thrown into the sea.

At Lyons, Saint Nizier, bishop of that city, renowned for his saintly life and miracles.

At Como, Saint Abundius, bishop and confessor.

At Langres, SaintUrban, bishop.

In Palestine, the decease of Saint Mary of Egypt, surnamed the Sinner.

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