Roman Martyrology, February 12th

This Day, the Twelfth Day of February

In Tuscany, on Mount Senario, the seven Holy Founders of the Order of Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary. After a most austere kind of life, they died a death precious in the Lord, with a reputation for merits and prodigies. As one spirit of true fraternal love united them in life, and as the people joined them together in the same veneration after death, Leo. XIII placed them together in the catalogue of the Saints.

At Barcelona, in Spain, in the time of the emperor Diocletian, Saint Eulalia, virgin, who, being racked, torn with iron hooks, cast into the fire, and crucified, received the glorious crown of martyrdom.

In Africa, Saint Damian, soldier and martyr.

At Carthage, the holy martyrs Modestus and Julian.

At Benevento, Saint Modestus, deacon and martyr.

At Alexandria, the holy children Modestus and Ammonius.

At Antioch, Saint Meletius, a bishop, who often suffered exile for the Catholic faith, and finally died at Constantinople and went to his reward. His virtues have been highly extolled by Saint John Chrysostom and Saint Gregory of Nyssa.

At Constantinople, Saint Anthony, a bishop in the time of the emperor Leo VI.

At Verona, Saint Gaudentius, bishop and confessor.

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