Roman Martyrology, April 6th

This Day, the Sixth Day of April

At Rome, the birthday of blessed Sixtus, Pope and martyr, who governed the Church in the time of the emperor Adrian. Under Antoninus Pius, he joyfully endured a corporal death in order to gain Christ.

In Macedonia, the holy martyrs Timothy and Diogenes.

In Persia, one hundred and twenty holy martyrs.

At Ascalon, the holy martyrs Platonides and two others.

At Carthage, Saint Marcellin, who was slain by the heretics for defending the Catholic faith.

At Rome, Pope Saint Celestin, who condemned Nestorius, bishop of Constantinople, and put Pelagius to flight. It was also by his authority, that the holy ecumenical Synod of Ephesus was convoked against Nestorius.

In Ireland, the holy bishop Celsus, who preceded blessed Malachy in the episcopate.

In Denmark, Saint William, an abbot renowned for his saintly life and miracles.

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