Roman Martyrology, April 1st

This Day, the First Day of April

At Rome, the passion of Saint Theodora, sister of the illustrious martyr Hermes, who underwent martyrdom in the time of the emperor Adrian, under the judge Aurelian, and was buried by the side of her brother, on the Salarian road, a short distance from the city.

The same day, Saint Venantius, bishop and martyr.

In Egypt, the holy martyrs Victor and Stephen.

In Armenia, the holy martyrs Quinctian and Irenaeus.

At Constantinople, under the emperor Leo, Saint Macarius, confessor, who ended his life in exile for the defense of the honor paid to sacred images.

At Grenoble, the bishop Saint Hugh, who spent many years of his life in solitude, and departed for Heaven, with a reputation for miracles.

At Amiens, the abbot Saint Valery, whose tomb is made illustrious by frequent miracles.

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