Roman Martyrology, October 11th

This Day, the Eleventh Day of October

Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

At Tarsus, in Cilicia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Tharacus, Probus, and Andronicus, who endured a long and painful imprisonment, during the persecution of Diocletian, and being three times subjected to diverse punishments and tortures, finally obtained a glorious triumph for the confession of Christ by having their heads struck off.

In Vexin, in the time of the governor Fescenninus, the passion of the holy martyrs Nicasiuc, bishop of Rouen, Quirinus, priest, Scubiculus, deacon, and Pientia, virgin.

Also, the martyrdom of the Saints Anastasius, priest, Placidus, Genesius, and their companions.

In Thebais, Saint Sarmata, disciple of the blessed abbot Anthony, who was put to death for Christ by the Saracens.

At Besancon, in France, Saint Germanus, bishop and martyr.

At Uzes, in Narbonese Gaul, Saint Firminus, bishop and confessor.

In Ireland, Saint Kenny, abbot.

At Lier, in Belgium, the departure from this life of Saint Gummarus, confessor.

At Rennes, Saint Aemilian, confessor.

At Tarsus, in Cilicia, the holy women Zenaides and Philonilla, sisters, who were relatives of the blessed Apostle Paul, and his disciples in the faith.

At Verona, Saint Placidia, virgin.

At Calotium, a place now in the diocese of Asti, but formerly in that of Pavia, Saint Alexander Sauli, bishop and confessor, of the congregation of Barnabites, a man illustrious by birth, learning and miracles.

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