Roman Martyrology, June 21st

This Day, the Twenty-First Day of June

At Rome, Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, of the Society of Jesus, most renowned for his contempt of the princely dignity, and the innocence of his life.

Also, at Rome, Saint Demetria, virgin, who was crowned with martyrdom under Julian the Apostate.

At Syracuse, in Sicily, the birthday of the holy martyrs Rufinus and Martia.

In Africa, the holy martyrs Cyriacus and Apollinaris.

At Mainz, Saint Alban, martyr, who was made worthy of the crown of life, after long labors and severe combats.

The same day, Saint Eusebius, bishop of Samosata, who, in the time of the Arian emperor Constantius, disguised himself under a military dress and visited the churches of God, to confirm them in the faith. By Valens he was banished into Thrace, but when peace was restored to the Church in the reign of Theodosius, he was recalled. As he again visited the churches, an Arian woman struck him with a tile, which fractured his skull and made him a martyr.

At Iconium, in Lycaonia, Saint Terentius, bishop and martyr.

At Pavia, Saint Urciscenus, bishop and confessor.

At Tongres, Saint Martin, bishop.

In the diocese of Evreux, Saint Leutfrid, abbot.

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