Roman Martyrology, March 23rd

This Day, the Twenty-Third Day of March

In Africa, the holy martyrs Victorian, proconsul of Carthage, and two brothers, of Aquaregia. Also two merchants, named Frementius, who, bishop Victor Africanus tells us, were subjected to most atrocious torments for their courageous confession of the Catholic faith, and gloriously crowned under the Arian king Hunneric, during the persecution of the Vandals.

Also in Africa, Saint Fidelis, martyr.

In the same country, Saint Felix, and twenty others.

At Caesarea, in Palestine, the holy martyrs Nicon, and twenty-nine others.

Also, the crowning of the holy martyrs Domitius, Pelagia, Aquila, Eparchius, and Theodosia.

At Lima, in Peru, the archbishop Saint Turibius, through whose labors faith and ecclesiastical discipline were diffused through America.

At Antioch, Saint Theodulus, priest.

At Caesarea, Saint Julian, confessor.

In Campania, Saint Benedict, a monk, who was shut up by the Goths in a burning furnace, but was the next day found uninjured.

At Barcelona, in Spain, Saint Joseph Oriol, priest and beneficiary of the church of Saint Mary of the Kings. He was remarkable for his love of poverty and his charity towards the needy and the infirm. Distinguished both in life and after death by the working of miracles, he was placed in the number of the Saints by Pius X.

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