Roman Martyrology, March 2nd

This Day, the Second Day of March

At Rome, on the Latin road, the holy martyrs Jovinus and Basileus, who suffered under the emperors Valerian and Gallienus.

Also at Rome, under the emperor Alexander, and the prefect Ulpian, many holy martyrs, who were a long time tortured, and then condemned to capital punishment.

At Porto, the holy martyrs Paul, Heraclius, Secundilla, and Januaria.

At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, the holy martyrs Lucius, bishop, Absalon, and Lorgius.

In Campania, the commemoration of eighty holy martyrs, who were barbarously killed by the Lombards, because they would not eat meat which had been offered to the idols, nor adore a goat’s head.

At Rome, Saint Simplicius, Pope and confessor.

In England, Saint Chad, bishop of Mercia and Lindisfarne, whose brilliant virtues are mentioned by Bede.

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