Roman Martyrology, January 31st

This Day, the Thirty-First Day of January

At Barcelona, in Spain, Saint Peter Nolasco, confessor, who slept in the Lord on the 25th of December.

At Rome, on the road to Ostia, the holy martyrs Cyrus and John, who were beheaded after suffering many torments for the name of Christ.

At Alexandria, in the time of the emperor Decius, the birthday of Saint Metran, martyr, who, because he refused to utter blasphemous words at the bidding of the Pagans, was scourged until he was covered with bruises, and pierced through the face and eyes with sharp-pointed reeds. He was then driven out of the city, overwhelmed with stones and killed.

In the same place, the holy martyrs Saturninus, Thyrsus and Victor. In the same city, the holy martyrs Tharsicius, Zoticus, Cyriacus, and their companions.

At Cyzicum, in Hellespont, Saint Triphenes, martyr, who overcame various torments, but was finally killed by a bull, and thus merited the palm of martyrdom.

At Modena, Saint Geminian, bishop, made illustrious by his miracles.

In the province of Milan, Saint Julius, priest and confessor, in the reign of the emperor Theodosius.

At Borne, Saint Marcella, a widow, whose meritorious deeds are related by Saint Jerome.

In the same place, blessed Louisa Albertonia, a Roman widow, of the Third Order of Saint Francis, distinguished for her virtues.

The same day, the translation of the evangelist Saint Mark, when his sacred body was brought from the city of Alexandria, in Egypt, then occupied by barbarians, to Venice, and with the greatest honors placed in the large church dedicated to his name.

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