Roman Martyrology, August 1st

This Day, the First Day of August

At Rome, on Mount Esquiline, the dedication of the Church of Saint Peter in Chains.

At Antioch, the martyrdom of the seven holy brothers, the Machabees, and their mother, who suffered under king Antiochus Epiphanes. Their relics were transferred to Rome, and placed in the Church of Saint Peter, just mentioned.

At Rome, the holy virgins Faith, Hope and Charity, who won the crown of martyrdom under the emperor Adrian.

Also, at Rome, on the Latin road, the holy martyrs Bonus, a priest, Faustus and Maurus, with nine others, mentioned in the Acts of Pope Saint Stephen.

At Philadelphia, in Arabia, the holy martyrs Cyril, Aquila, Peter, Domitian, Rufus, and Menander, crowned on the same day.

At Pergen, in Pamphylia, the holy martyrs Leontius, Attius, Alexander, and six husbandmen, who were beheaded in the persecution of Diocletian, under the governor Flavian.

At Gerona, in Spain, the birthday of the holy martyr Felix. After enduring various torments, by order of Dacian, he was cut with knives until he gave his undaunted soul to Christ.

At Vercelli, Saint Eusebius, bishop and martyr, who for the confession of the Catholic faith, was banished to Scythopolis and thence to Cappadocia by the emperor Constantius. Afterwards returning to his church, he suffered martyrdom in the persecution of the Arians. His feast was kept on the 16th of December, now 2 August.

In the diocese of Paris, Saint Justin, martyr.

At Vienne, Saint Verus, bishop.

At Winchester, in England, Saint Ethelwold, bishop.

In the territory of Liswin, Saint Nemesius, confessor.

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