Roman Martyrology, May 26th

This Day, the Twenty-Sixth Day of May

At Rome, Saint Philip Neri, founder of the Congregation of the Oratory, celebrated for his virginal purity, the gift of prophecy, and miracles.

Also, at Rome, Saint Eleutherius, Pope and martyr, who converted many noble Romans to the Christian faith. He sent the saints Damian and Fugatius to England, who baptized king Lucius with his wife and almost all his people.

In the same city, the holy martyrs Simitrius, priest, and twenty-two others, who suffered under Antoninus Pius.

At Athens, during the persecution of Adrian, the birthday of blessed Quadratus, a disciple of the Apostles, who collected through his zealous exertions the faithful dispersed by terror, and presented to the emperor an excellent apology of the Christian religion, worthy of an Apostle.

At Vienne, Saint Zachary, bishop and martyr, who suffered under Trajan.

In Africa, Saint Quadratus, martyr, on whose festival Saint Augustine preached a sermon.

At Todi, the birthday of the holy martyrs Felicissimus, Heraclius, and Paulinus.

In the territory of Auxerre, the passion of Saint Priscus, martyr, with a great multitude of Christians.

At Canterbury, in England, Saint Augustine, bishop, who was sent thither with others by the blessed Pope Gregory and preached the Gospel of Christ to the English nation. Celebrated for virtues and miracles, he went peacefully to his rest in the Lord.

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