Roman Martyrology, August 26th

This Day, the Twenty-Sixth Day of August

At Rome, Saint Zephirinus, Pope and martyr.

In the same city, during the persecution of Valerian, the holy martyrs Irenaeus and Abundius, who were thrown into a sewer from which they had taken the body of blessed Concordia. Their bodies were drawn out by the priest Justin, and buried in a crypt near Saint Lawrence.

At Vintimigilia, a city of Liguria, Saint Secundus, martyr, a distinguished man and officer in the Theban Legion.

At Bergamo, in Lombardy, Saint Alexander, martyr, who was one of the same legion, and endured martyrdom by being beheaded for the constant confession of the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Among the Marcians, the Saints Simplicius, and his sons Constantius and Victorian, who were first tortured in different manners, and then being struck with the axe, obtained the crown of martyrdom, in the time of the emperor Antoninus.

At Nicomedia, the martyrdom of Saint Adrian, son of the emperor Probus. For reproaching Licinius on account of the persecution raised against Christians, he was put to death by his order. His body was buried at Argyopolis by his uncle Domitius, bishop of Byzantium.

In Spain, Saint Victor, martyr, who merited the crown of martyrs by being slain by the Moors for the faith of Christ.

At Capua, Saint Rufinus, bishop and confessor.

At Pistoja, Saint Felix, priest and confessor.

At Lima, in Peru, Saint Rose of Saint Mary, virgin, of the third Order of Saint Dominic. Her feast is celebrated on the 30th of this month.

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