Roman Martyrology, April 17th

This Day, the Seventeenth Day of April

At Rome, Saint Anicetus, Pope and martyr, who obtained the palm of martyrdom in the persecution of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.

In Africa, the birthday of blessed Mappalicus, and many others who were crowned with martyrdom, as is related by Saint Cyprian in his epistle to the Martyrs and Confessors.

In the same country, the holy martyrs Fortunatus and Marcian.

At Antioch, the holy martyrs Peter, a deacon, and Hermogenes, his servant.

At Cordova, the holy martyrs Elias, a priest, Paul and Isidore, monks.

At Vienne, Saint Pantagathus, bishop.

At Tortona, Saint Innocent, bishop and confessor.

At Citeaux, in France, the abbot Saint Stephen, who was the first to live in the desert of Citeaux, and who joyfully welcomed Saint Bernard and his companions when they came thither.

In the monastery of Chaise-Dieu, in the diocese of Clermont, Saint Robert, confessor, founder and first abbot of that monastery.

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