Roman Martyrology, March 7th

This Day, the Seventh Day of March

In the monastery of Fossanova, near Terracina, Saint Thomas of Aquin, confessor and doctor, of the Order of Preachers, illustrious by the nobility of his birth, the sanctity of his life, and his knowledge of theology. Leo XIII declared him Heavenly patron of all Catholic schools.

At Tuburbum, in Mauritania (Barbary), in the reign of the emperor Severus, the birthday of the Saints Perpetua and Felicitas, whose festival is kept on the 6th of this month. Saint Augustine relates that Felicitas, being with child, her execution was deferred, according to the laws, until after her delivery, and whilst she was in labor she mourned, and when exposed to the beasts, she rejoiced. With them suffered Revocatus, Saturninus, and Secundulus. This last died in prison; all the others were delivered to the beasts.

At Caesarea, in Palestine, the passion of Saint Eubulus, the companion of Saint Adrian. Two days after the latter, being mangled by the lions, and killed with the sword, he was the last of all those who received the crown of martyrdom in that city.

At Nicomedia, Saint Theophilus, bishop, who was driven into exile for the worship of holy images, and there closed his life.

At Pelusium, in Egypt, Saint Paul, bishop, who for the same cause also died an exile.

At Brescia, Saint Gaudiosus, bishop and confessor.

In Thebais, Saint Paul, surnamed the Simple.

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