Roman Martyrology, December 16th

This Day, the Sixteenth Day of December

Saint Eusebius, bishop of Vercelli and martyr, mentioned on the 1st of August, and also on the 15th of this month.

The young men, Ananias, Azarias and Misael, whose bodies were buried in a cavern at Babylon.

At Ravenna, the holy martyrs Valentine, military officer, Concordius, his son, Navalis, and AgricolaAgricola, who suffered for Christ in the persecution of Maximian.

At Mola-di-Gaeta, in Campania, Saint Albina, virgin and martyr, under the emperor Decius.

In Africa, many holy virgins, who reached a happy termination of their martyrdom in the persecution of the Vandals, under the Arian King Hunneric, by having heavy weights tied to them, and burning plates of metal applied to their bodies.

At Vienne, blessed Ado, bishop and confessor.

At Aberdeen, in Scotland, Saint Beanus, bishop.

At Gaza, in Palestine, Saint Irenian, bishop.

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