This Day, the Ninth Day of June
At Rome, on Mount Caelius, the birthday of the holy martyrs Primus and Felician, under the emperors Diocletian and Maximian. These glorious martyrs lived long in the service of the Lord, and endured sometimes together, sometimes separately, various cruel torments. They were finally beheaded by Promotus, governor of Nomentum, and thus happily ended their combat.
At Agen, in France, Saint Vincent, deacon and martyr.
At Antioch, Saint Pelagia, virgin and martyr, whose eulogy has been made by Saint Ambrose and Saint John Chrysostom.
At Syracuse, the bishop Saint Maximian, who is frequently mentioned by Pope Saint Gregory.
At Andria, in Terra-di-Bari, Saint Richard, first bishop of that city, who is renowned for miracles.
In Scotland, Saint Columba, priest and confessor.
At Edessa, in Syria, Saint Julian, a monk, whose memorable deeds have been related by the deacon Saint Ephrem.
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