Roman Martyrology, June 13th

This Day, the Thirteenth Day of June

At Padua, Saint Anthony, a native of Portugal, confessor of the Order of Friars Minor, illustrious for the sanctity of his life, his miracles, and his preaching.

At Rome, on the Ardeatine road, the birthday of Saint Felicula, virgin and martyr, who was delivered to the judge for refusing to marry Flaccus and to sacrifice to idols. As she persevered in the confession of Christ, he confined her in a dark dungeon without food, and afterwards caused her to be racked until she expired. She was then cast into a sewer; but Saint Nicomedes buried her on the road just mentioned.

In Africa, the holy martyrs Fortunatus and Lucian.

At Byblos, in Palestine, Saint Aquilina, virgin and martyr, at the age of twelve years, under the emperor Diocletian and the judge Volusian. For the confession of the faith she was buffeted, scourged, pierced with red-hot bodkins, and being struck with the sword, consecrated her virginity by martyrdom.

In Abruzzo, Saint Peregrinus, bishop and martyr. For the Catholic faith he was thrown into the river Pescara by the Lombards.

At Cordova, in the persecution of the Arabs, Saint Fandila, a priest and monk, who underwent martyrdom by decapitation for the faith of Christ.

In Cyprus, Saint Triphyllius, 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