Roman Martyrology, July 26th

This Day, the Twenty-Sixth Day of July

The departure out of this life of Saint Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.

At Philippi, in Macedonia, the birthday of Saint Erastus, who was appointed bishop of that place by the blessed Apostle Paul, and there crowned with martyrdom.

At Rome, on the Latin road, the holy martyrs Symphronius, Olympius, Theodulus, and Exuperia, who (as we read in the Acts of Pope Saint Stephen) were burnt alive, and thus obtained the palm of martyrdom.

At Porto, Saint Hyacinth, martyr, who was first thrown into the fire, and then precipitated into a stream without being injured. Afterwards, under the emperor Trajan, being struck with the sword by the ex-consul Leontius, he terminated his life. His body was buried by the matron Julia, on her own estate near Rome.

Also, at Borne, Saint Pastor, priest. His name is used to designate a cardinal’s title in the church of Saint Pudentiana, on the Viminal hill.

At Verona, Saint Valens, bishop and confessor.

In the monastery of Saint Benedict, near Mantua, Saint Simeon, monk and hermit, who was renowned for many miracles, and at an advanced age rested in the Lord.

At Lovere, in the diocese of Brescia, Saint Bartholemea Capitanio, virgin, who founded the Sisters of Charity, dedicated to teaching the young. Pope Pius XII added her name to the catalogue of holy virgins.

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