Roman Martyrology, November 24th

This Day, the Twenty-Fourth Day of November

Saint John of the Cross, confessor, whose birthday is the 14th of December.

The same day, the birthday of Saint Chrysogonus, martyr. After a long imprisonment in chains for the constant confession of Christ, he was by order of Diocletian taken to Aquileia, where he terminated his martyrdom by being beheaded and thrown into the sea.

At Rome, Saint Crescentian, martyr, whose name is mentioned in the Acts of the blessed Pope Marcellus.

At Amelia, in Umbria, during the persecution of Diocletian, Saint Firmina, virgin and martyr, who, after being subjected to various torments, to hanging, and to burning with flaming torches, yielded up her spirit.

At Corinth, Saint Alexander, martyr, who fought unto death for the faith of Christ, under Julian the Apostate and the governor Sallust.

At Cordova, the saintly virgins and martyrs Flora and Mary, who were for a long time confined in prison and slain with the sword, in the persecution of the Arabs.

At Perugia, Saint Felicissimus, martyr.

At Milan, Saint Protasius, bishop, who defended the cause of Athanasius before the emperor Constans, in the council of Sardica. Having sustained many labors for the church entrusted to him and for religion, he departed this life to go to the Lord.

In the castle of Blaye, Saint Romanus, a priest, whose holiness is proclaimed by glorious miracles.

In Auvergne, Saint Portian, an abbot, who was renowned for miracles in the timeof king Theodoric.

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