Roman Martyrology, February 13th

This Day, the Thirteenth Day of February

At Antioch, the holy prophet Agabus, of whom mention is made by Saint Luke, in the Acts of the Apostles.

At Ravenna, in the time of the emperor Decius, and the governor Quinctian, the Saints Fusca, virgin, and her nurse, Maura, who endured many afflictions, were transpierced with a sword, and thus ended their martyrdom.

At Meletine, in Armenia, in the persecution of the same Decius, Saint Polyeuctus, martyr, who, after many sufferings, obtained the crown of martyrdom.

At Lyons, Saint Julian, martyr.

At Todi, Saint Benignus, martyr.

At Rome, Pope Saint Gregory II., who strenuously opposed the impiety of Leo the Isaurian, and sent Saint Boniface to preach the Gospel in Germany.

At Angers, the demise of the holy bishop Lucinius, a man venerable for his sanctity.

At Lyons, Saint Stephen, bishop and confessor.

At Rieti, the abbot Saint Stephen, a man of wonderful patience, at whose death, as is related by the blessed Pope Gregory, the holy angels were present and visible to all.

At Prato, in Tuscany, Saint Catharine de Ricci, a Florentine virgin, of the Order of Saint Dominic, replenished with Heavenly gifts, whom Pope Benedict XIV inscribed on the catalogue of holy virgins. She died rich in virtues and merits on the 2nd of this month, but her festival is celebrated on this day.

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