Roman Martyrology, January 8th

This Day, the Eighth Day of January

At Beauvais, in France, the holy martyrs Lucian, priest, Maximian and Julian. The last two were killed with the sword by the persecutors ; but blessed Lucian, who had come to France with Saint Denis, not fearing, after the slaughter of his companions, to confess the name of Christ openly, received the same sentence of death.

Also, Saint Eugenian, martyr.

In Lybia, the holy martyrs Theophilus, deacon, and Helladius, who, after being lacerated and cut with sharp pieces of earthenware, were cast into the fire, and rendered their souls to God.

At Venice, the demise of blessed Lawrence Justinian, confessor, first patriarch of that city. Eminent for learning, and abundantly filled with the Heavenly gifts of divine wisdom, he was ranked among the Saints by Alexander VIII. He is again mentioned on the 5th of September.

At Hierapolis, in Asia, Saint Apollinaris, bishop, who was conspicuous for sanctity and learning, under Marcus Antoninus Verus.

At Naples, in Campania, the birthday of the bishop Saint Severin, brother to the blessed martyr Victorinus who, after working many miracles, went to rest, replenished with virtues and merits.

At Pavia, Saint Maximus, bishop and confessor.

At Metz, Saint Patiens, bishop.

The same day, among the inhabitants of Noricum (now Austria), the abbot Saint Severin, who preached the Gospel in that country, and is called its Apostle. By divine power his body was carried to Lucullanum, near Naples, and thence transferred to the monastery of Saint Severin.

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