Roman Martyrology, August 27th

This Day, the Twenty-Seventh Day of August

At Rome, the demise of Saint Joseph, confessor, illustrious by the innocence of his life and miracles, who, to instruct youth in piety and letters, founded the Order of the Poor Clerks Regular of the pious Schools of the Mother of God.

At Capua, in Campania, the birthday of Saint Rufus, bishop and martyr, a patrician, who was baptized with all his family by blessed Apollinaris, disciple of Saint Peter.

In the same place, the holy martyrs Rufus and Carpophorus, who suffered under Diocletian and Maximian.

At Tomis, in Pontus, the holy martyrs Marcellinus, tribune, and Mannea, his wife, and his sons John, Serapion, and Peter.

At Lentini, in Sicily, Saint Euthalia, virgin. Because she was a Christian she was put to the sword by her brother Sermilian, and went to her spouse.

The same day, the martyrdom of Saint Anthusa the Younger, who was made a martyr by being cast into a well for the faith of Christ.

At Bergamo, Saint Narnus, who was baptized by blessed Barnabas, and consecrated by him first bishop of that city.

At Aries, the holy bishop Caesarius, a man of great sanctity and piety.

At Autun, Saint Syagrius, bishop and confessor.

At Pavia, Saint John, bishop.

At Lerida, in Spain, Saint Licerius, bishop.

In Thebais, Saint Poemon, anchoret.

At San Severino, in the March of Ancona, Saint Margaret, widow.

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