Roman Martyrology, April 14th

This Day, the Fourteenth Day of April

The feast of Saint Justin, martyr, who is mentioned on the 13th of this month.

At Rome, on the Appian way, the birthday of the holy martyrs Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus, who suffered in the time of the emperor Alexander and the prefect Almachius. The first two being converted to Christ by the exhortations of blessed Cecilia, and baptized by Pope Saint Urban, were beaten with rods, and decapitated for the true faith. But Maximus, chamberlain of the prefect, moved by their constancy, and encouraged by the vision of an angel, believed in Christ, and was scourged with leaded whips until he expired.

At Teramo, Saint Proculus, bishop and martyr.

Also, Saint Domnina, virgin and martyr, crowned with other virgins, her companions.

At Alexandria, Saint Thomaides, martyr.

The same day, Saint Ardalion, an actor. One day, in the theatre, while mocking the holy rites of the Christian religion, he was suddenly converted, and bore testimony to it, not only by his words, but also with his blood.

At Lyons, Saint Lambert, bishop and confessor.

At Alexandria, Saint Fronto, an abbot, whose life was adorned with sanctity and miracles.

At Rome, Saint Abundius, resident sacristan of the church of Saint Peter.

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