Roman Martyrology, October 1st

This Day, the First Day of October

At Rheims, in France, Saint Remigius, bishop confessor, who converted the Franks to Christ, regenerated Clovis, their king, in the sacred font of Baptism and instructed him in the mysteries of faith. After he had been many years bishop, and had distinguished himself by his sanctity and the power of working miracles, he departed this life on the 13th of January. His festival, however, is kept on this day, when his sacred body was translated.

At Rome, blessed Aretas and five-hundred-four other martyrs.

At Tomis, in Pontus, the holy martyrs Priscus, Crescens, and Evagrius.

At Lisbon, in Portugal, the holy martyrs Verissimus, and his sisters, Maxima and Julia, who suffered in the persecution of Diocletian.

At Tournay, Saint Piaton, priest and martyr, who, with blessed Quinctinus and his companions, went from Rome to Gaul to preach the faith, and afterwards, in the persecution of Maximian, having consummated his martyrdom, passed from earth to heaven.

At Thessalonica, Saint Domninus, martyr, under the same Maximian.

At Ghent, Saint Bavo, confessor.

At Orvieto, Saint Severus, priest and confessor.

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