Roman Martyrology, February 22nd

This Day, the Twenty-Second Day of February

The Chair of Saint Peter at Antioch, where the disciples were first called Christians.

At Hierapolis, in Phrygia, blessed Papias, bishop of that city, who had been, with Saint Polycarp, a disciple of Saint John in his old age.

At Salamis, in Cyprus, Saint Aristion, who the same Papias says was one of the seventy-two disciples of Christ.

In Arabia, the commemoration of many holy martyrs who were barbarously put to death under the emperor Galerius Maximian.

At Alexandria, Saint Abilius, bishop, who was the second pastor of that city after Saint Mark, and administered his charge with eminent piety.

At Vienna, Saint Paschasius, bishop, celebrated for his learning and holy life.

At Cortona, in Tuscany, Saint Margaret, of the Third Order of Saint Francis, whose body miraculously remained incorrupt for more than four centuries, giving forth a sweet odor, and producing frequent miracles. It is honored in that place with great devotion.

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