Roman Martyrology, June 15th

This Day, the Fifteenth Day of June

In Basilicata, near the river Silaro, the birthday of the holy martyrs Vitus, Modestus, and Crescentia, who were brought thither from Sicily, in the reign of Diocletian, and after being plunged into a vessel of melted lead, after being exposed to the beasts, and on the pillory, from which torments they escaped uninjured through the power of God, they ended their religious combats.

At Dorostorum, in Mysia, Saint Hesychius, a soldier, who was arrested with blessed Julius, and after him crowned with martyrdom, under the governor Maximus.

At Cordova, in Spain, Saint Benildes, martyr.

At Zephirium, in Cilicia, Saint Dulas, martyr, who, under the governor Maximus, was, for the name of Christ, scourged, laid on the gridiron, scalded with boiling oil, and after enduring other trials, received for his victory the palm of martyrdom.

At Palmyra, in Syria, the holy martyrs Libya and Leonides, sisters, and Eutropia, a girl of twelve years, who won the crown of martyrdom by various torments.

At Valenciennes, the decease of Saint Landelin, abbot.

At Clermont, in Auvergne, Saint Abraham, confessor, illustrious by his holiness and miracles.

In Switzerland, on Mount Jou, Saint Bernard of Menthon, confessor.

At Pibrac, in the diocese of Toulouse, Saint Germana Cousin, virgin. After a life of poverty, humility, and patient suffering amidst many trials in the care of her flocks, she went to her heavenly spouse, and became renowned for numerous miracles after her death. Pope Pius IX placed her in the number of holy virgins.

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