Roman Martyrology, June 3rd

This Day, the Third Day of June

At Arezzo, in Tuscany, during the persecution of Decius, under the governor Tiburtius, the holy martyrs Pergentinus and Laurentinus, brothers, who, while yet children, were put to the sword, after they had endured cruel torments and performed many miracles.

At Constantinople, the holy martyrs Lucillian and four boys, Claudius, Hypatius, Paul, and Denis. Lucillian, formerly a pagan priest, but now a Christian, was cast into a furnace with them, after undergoing many torments; but the flames being extinguished by the rain, all escaped uninjured. Finally, under the governor Silvanus, they terminated their career; Lucillian, by crucifixion, the children, by decapitation.

In the same city, Saint Paula, virgin and martyr, who was arrested whilst gathering the blood of the martyrs just mentioned, beaten with rods, and thrown into the fire, from which she was delivered. Finally, when Saint Lucillian had been crucified, she was decapitated.

At Cordova, in Spain, blessed Isaac, a monk, who died by the sword for the faith of Christ.

At Carthage, Saint Caecilius, the priest who converted Saint Cyprian to the faith of Christ.

In the diocese of Orleans, Saint Lifard, priest and confessor.

At Lucca, in Tuscany, Saint Davinus, confessor.

At Paris, Saint Clotilde, queen, by whose prayers her husband, king Clovis, was converted to the faith of Christ.

At Anagni, Saint Oliva, 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