Roman Martyrology, August 31st

This Day, the Thirty-First Day of August

At Cardona, in Spain, Saint Raymond Nonnatus, Cardinal and confessor, of the Order of Mercedarians, renowned for holiness of life and miracles.

At Treves, the birthday of Saint Paulimis, a bishop, who was exiled for the Catholic faith by the Arian emperor Constantius, in the time of the Arian persecution. By having to change the place of his exile, which was beyond the limits of Christendom, he became wearied unto death, and finally, dying in Phrygia, received a crown from the Lord for his blessed martyrdom.

Also, the holy martyrs Robustian and Mark.

At Transaquae, among the Marsi, near lake Celano, the birthday of the holy martyrs Cresidius, priest, and his companions, whowere crowned with martyrdom in the persecution of Maximinus.

At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, the Saints Theodotus, Rufina, and Ammia. The first two were the parents of the martyr Saint Mamas, who was born in prison, and whom Ammia brought up.

At Athens, Saint Aristides, most celebrated for his faith and wisdom, who presented to the emperor Adrian a treatise on the Christian religion, containing the exposition of our doctrine. In the presence of the emperor, he also delivered a discourse in which he clearly demonstrated that Jesus Christ is the only God.

At Auxerre, Saint Optatus, bishop and confessor.

In England, Saint Aidan, bishop of Lindisfarne. When Saint Cuthbert, then a shepherd, saw his soul going up to heaven, he left his sheep and became a monk.

At Nusco, Saint Amatus, bishop.

On Mount Senario, near Florence, blessed Bonajuncta, confessor, one of the seven founders of the Order of the Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who gave up his soul into the hands of the Lord whilst discoursing to his brethren on the Passion of our Saviour.

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