Roman Martyrology, January 18th

This Day, the Eighteenth Day of January

The Chair of the Apostle Saint Peter. This festival was instituted to commemorate the establishment of the Holy See at Rome.

In the same place, under the emperor Claudius, the passion of Saint Prisca, virgin and martyr, who, after undergoing many torments, was crowned with martyrdom.

In Pontus, the birthday of the holy martyrs Moseus and Ammonius, soldiers, who were first condemned to work in the metal mines, and then cast into the fire.

In the same country, Saint Athenogenes, an aged divine, who, on the point of enduring martyrdom by fire, joyfully sang a hymn, which he left in writing to his disciples.

At Tours, in France, Saint Volusian, bishop, who was made captive by the Goths, and in exile gave up his soul to God.

In the same place, Saint Leobardus, anchoret, a man of wonderful abstinence and humility.

In Brittany, Saint Deicola, abbot, disciple of Saint Columban.

At Como, Saint Liberata, virgin.

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