Roman Martyrology, April 30th

This Day, the Thirtieth Day of April

At Rome, Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin, of the Order of Saint Dominic, renowned for her life and miracles. She was inscribed among the canonized virgins by Pius II.

At Lambesa, in Numidia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Marian, lector, and James, deacon. The former, after having successfully endured vexations for the confession of Christ, in the persecution of Decius, was again arrested with his illustrious companion, and both being subjected to severe and cruel torments, during which they were twice miraculously comforted from Heaven, finally fell by the sword with many others.

At Saintes, blessed Eutropius, bishop and martyr, who was consecrated bishop and sent to Gaul by Saint Clement. After preaching for many years, he had his skull crushed forbearing testimony to Christ, and thus gained a victory by his death.

At Cordova, the holy martyrs Amator, priest, Peter, monk, and Lewis.

At Novara, the martyrdom of the holy priest Lawrence, and some boys, whom he was educating.

At Alexandria, the holy martyrs Aphrodisius, priest, and thirty others.

At Ephesus, Saint Maximus, martyr, who was crowned in the persecution of Decius.

At Fermo, in the Marches, Saint Sophia, virgin and martyr.

At Naples, in Campania, Saint Severus, bishop, who, among other prodigies, raised for a short time a dead man from the grave, in order to convict of falsehood the lying creditor of a widow and her children.

At Evorea, in Epirus, Saint Donatus, a bishop, who was eminent for sanctity in the time of the emperor Theodosius.

At London, in England, Saint Erconwald, a bishop celebrated for many 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