Roman Martyrology, January 23rd

This Day, the Twenty-Third Day of January

At Barcelona, Saint Eaymond of Pennafort. His birthday is the 7th of January.

At Rome, the holy virgin and martyr Emerentiana. Being yet only a catechumen, she was stoned to death by the Gentiles, whilst praying at the tomb of Saint Agnes, her foster-sister.

At Philippi, in Macedonia, Saint Parmenas, one of the first seven deacons, who by the grace of God faithfully discharging the office of preaching committed to him, obtained the glory of martyrdom in the time of Trajan.

At Caesarea, in Mauritania (Morocco), the holy martyrs Severian and his wife Aquila, who were consumed by fire.

At Antinous, a city of Egypt, Saint Asclas, martyr, who, after various torments, was thrown into a river and gave up his precious soul to God.

At Ancyra, in Galatia, Saint Clement, bishop. After having frequently endured torments, he finally completed his martyrdom under Diocletian.

In the same place, Saint Agathangelus, who suffered on the same day, under the governor Lucius.

At Alexandria, Saint John the Almoner, bishop of that city, most celebrated for his charity towards the poor.

At Toledo, Saint Ildefonsus, bishop, who, on account of his great purity of life, and his defense of the virginity of the Mother of God against the heretics who impugned it, received from her a brilliant white vestment, and being renowned for sanctity, was called to Heaven.

In the Province of Valeria, Saint Martyrius, monk, mentioned by Pope Saint Gregory.

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