Roman Martyrology, September 4th

This Day, the Fourth Day of September

On Mount Nebo, in the land of Moab, the holy lawgiver and prophet Moses.

At Ancyra, in Galatia, the birthday of three saintly boys, Rufinus, Silvanus, and Vitalicus, martyrs.

At Chalons, in France, Saint Marcellus, martyr, under the emperor Antoninus. Being invited to a profane banquet by the governor Priscus, and abhorring the meats that were served, he reproved with great freedom all persons present for worshipping the idols. For this, by an unheard-of kind of cruelty, the same governor had him burned alive up to the waist. After persevering for three days in praising God, he yielded up his undefiled soul.

The same day, the holy martyrs Magnus, Castus, and Maximus.

At Treves, Saint Marcellus, bishop and martyr.

The same day, the Saints Thameles, previously a Pagan priest, and his companions, martyrs under the emperor Adrian.

Also, the holy martyrs Theodore, Oceanus, Ammian, and Julian, who had their feet cut off, and consummated their martyrdom by being thrown into the fire, in the time of the emperor Maximian.

At Rimini, Saint Marinus, deacon.

At Palermo, the birthday of Saint Rosalia, virgin, a native of that city, issued from the royal blood of Charlemange. For the love of Christ, she forsook the princely court of her father, and led a heavenly life alone in mountains and caverns.

At Naples, in Campania, the birthday of Saint Candida, who was the first to meet Saint Peter when he came to that city, and being baptized by him, afterwards ended her holy life in peace.

In the same place, Saint Candida, the younger, renowned for miracles.

At Viterbo, blessed Rose, virgin.

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