Roman Martyrology, February 24th

This Day, the Twenty-Fourth Day of February

In Judea, the birthday of the Apostle Saint Matthias, who was chosen by lot by the Apostles after the Ascension of our Lord in the place of the traitor Judas, and suffered martyrdom for preaching the Gospel.

At Rome, Saint Primitiva, martyr.

At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, Saint Sergius, martyr, of whose life a beautiful account still exists.

In Africa, the holy martyrs Montanus, Lucius, Julian, Victoricus, Flavian, and their companions. They were disciples of Saint Cyprian, and suffered martyrdom under the emperor Valerian.

At Rouen, the passion of Saint Praetextatus, bishop and martyr.

At Treves, Saint Modestus, bishop and confessor.

In England, Saint Ethelbert, king of Kent, converted to the faith of Christ by Saint Augustine, bishop of the English.

At Jerusalem, the first finding of the head of our Lord’s Precursor.

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