Roman Martyrology, February 6th

This Day, the Sixth Day of February

Festival of Saint Titus, bishop and confessor.

At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, the birthday of Saint Dorothy, virgin and martyr, who was stretched on the rack, then a long time scourged with boughs of the palm-tree, and finally condemned to capital punishment, under Sapricius, governor of that province. Her noble confession of Christ converted a lawyer named Theophilus, who was also tortured in a barbarous manner, and finally put to death by the sword.

The same day, the holy martyrs Saturninus, Theophilus, and Revocata.

At Emesa, in Phrenicia, in the time of the emperor Maximian, Saint Silvanus, bishop, who, after having governed that church forty years, was delivered to the beasts with two other Christians, and having his limbs all mangled, received the palm of martyrdom.

At Clermont, in Auvergne, Saint Antholian, martyr.

The same day, the holy bishops Vedastus and Amandus, who were illustrious by many miracles, both in life and death. The former governed the church of Arras, the latter that of Maestricht.

At Bologna, Saint Guarinus, bishop of Palestrina and Cardinal, renowned for holiness of life.

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