Roman Martyrology, August 14th

This Day, the Fourteenth Day of August

The vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

At Rome, the birthday of the blessed priest Eusebius, who for the defense of the Catholic faith was shut up in a room of his own house by the Arian emperor Constantius, where constantly persevering in prayer for seven months, he rested in peace. His body was removed by the priests Gregory and Orosius, and buried in the cemetery of Callistus, on the Appian road.

In Dalmatia, Saint Ursicius, a martyr, who was beheaded for Christ, after suffering various torments, under the emperor Maximian, and the governor Aristides.

In Africa, Saint Demetrius, martyr.

At Apamea, in Syria, Saint Marcellus, bishop and martyr, who was killed by the exasperated Gentiles, for having pulled down a temple of Jupiter.

At Todi, Saint Callistus, bishop and martyr.

In the island of Aegina, Saint Athanasia, widow, celebrated for monastical observance, and the gift of 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