Roman Martyrology, February 4th

This Day, the Fourth Day of February

At Florence, Saint Andrew Corsini, bishop of Fiesoli, whose birthday is the 6th of January.

At Rome, Saint Eutychius, who endured a glorious martyrdom, and was buried in the cemetery of Callistus. Pope Saint Damasus wrote an epitaph in verse for his tomb.

At Fossombrone, the holy martyrs Aquilinus, Geminus, Gelasius, Magnus and Donatus.

At Thmuis, in Egypt, in the persecution of Diocletian, the passion of blessed Philseas, bishop of that city, and of Philoromus, military tribune, who rejected the exhortations of their relations and friends to save themselves, offered themselves to death, and so merited immortal palms from God. With them was crowned with martyrdom a numberless multitude of the faithful of the same place, who followed the example of their pastor.

The same day, Saint Rembert, bishop of Bremen.

At Troyes, Saint Aventin, confessor.

At Pelusium, in Egypt, Saint Isidore, a monk renowned for merit and learning.

The same day, Saint Gilbert, confessor, In the town of Amatrice, in the diocese of Rieti, the decease of Saint Joseph of Leonissa, of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins, who suffered many afflictions from the Muslims. As he was celebrated for his apostolic labors and miracles, he was placed on the list of holy confessors by the Sovereign Pontiff Benedict XIV.

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