Roman Martyrology, October 3rd

This Day, the Third Day of October

Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, Virgin

At Rome, near the spot called Ursus Pileatus, Saint Candidus, martyr.

The same day the holy martyrs Denis, Faustus, Cains, Peter, Paul, and four others, who suffered much under Decius; and under Valerian, being a long time subjected to torments by the governor Aemilian, merited the palm of martyrdom.

Among the ancient Saxons (in Westphalia), two holy martyrs of the name of Ewaldus, who being priests and preaching Christ in that country, were seized by the Pagans and put to death. During the night a great light appeared for a long time over their bodies, showing where they were, and how distinguished were their merits.

In Africa, Saint Maximian, bishop of Bagay, who, after having frequently endured great cruelties from the Donatists, was finally cast headlong from a high tower, and left for dead. Illustrious by a glorious confession, he afterwards rested in the Lord.

In Palestine, Saint Hesychius, confessor, disciple of Saint Hilarion, and the companion of his travels.

In Belgium, in the diocese of Namur, Saint Gerard, abbot.

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