Roman Martyrology, May 16th

This Day, the Sixteenth Day of May

At Gubbio, Saint Ubaldus, a bishop renowned for miracles.

In Isauria, the birthday of the holy martyrs Aquillinus and Victorian.

At Auxerre, the passion of Saint Peregrinus, first bishop of that city. He was sent into Gaul with other clerics by the blessed Pope Xystus, and having accomplished his work of preaching the Gospel, he merited an everlasting crown by being condemned to capital punishment.

At Uzalis, in Africa, the holy martyrs Felix and Gennadius.

In Palestine, the martyrdom of the holy monks massacred by the Saracens in the monastery of Saint Sabas.

In Persia, the holy martyrs Audas, a bishop, seven priests, nine deacons and seven virgins, who endured various kinds of torments under king Isdegerdes, and thus gloriously consummated their martyrdom.

At Prague, in Bohemia, Saint John Nepomucen, a canon of the metropolitan church, who, being tempted in vain to betray the secret of confession, was cast into the river Moldau, and thus won the palm of martyrdom.

At Amiens, in France, the bishop Saint Honoratus.

At Le Mans, Saint Domnolus, bishop.

At Mirandola, in Aemilia, Saint Possidius, bishop of Calamae, disciple of Saint Augustine, and the writer of his glorious life.

At Troyes, Saint Fidolus, confessor.

In Ireland, Saint Brendan, abbot.

At Frejus, Saint Maxima, virgin, who rested in peace with a reputation for many virtues.

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