Roman Martyrology, May 5th

This Day, the Fifth Day of May

At Rome, Pope Saint Pius V, of the Order of Preachers, who labored zealously and successfully for the re-establishment of ecclesiastical discipline, the extirpation of heresies, the destruction of the enemies of the Christian name, and governed the Catholic Church by holy laws and the example of a saintly life.

Also at Rome, Saint Crescentiana, martyr.

In the same city, Saint Sylvanus, martyr.

At Alexandria, Saint Euthymius, deacon, who died in prison for Christ.

At Thessalonica, the birthday of the holy martyrs Irenaeus, Peregrinus and Irenes, who were burned alive.

At Auxerre, the martyrdom of Saint Jovinian, lector.

At Leocata, in Sicily, Saint Angelus, a priest of the Order of Carmelites, who was murdered by the heretics for defending the Catholic faith.

At Jerusalem, Saint Maximus, bishop and confessor, whom the Caesar Maximian Galerius condemned to work in the mines, after having plucked out one of his eyes and branded him on the foot with hot iron.

At Edessa, in Syria, Saint Eulogius, bishop and confessor.

At Arles, in France, Saint Hilary, bishop, noted for his learning and holiness.

At Vienne, the bishop Saint Nicetus, a man venerable for his sanctity.

At Bologna, Saint Theodore, a bishop who was eminent for merits.

The same day, Saint Sacerdos, bishop of Saguntum.

At Milan, Saint Geruntius, bishop.

In the same city, the conversion of Saint Augustine, bishop and Doctor of the Church, whom the blessed bishop Ambrose instructed in the Catholic faith, and baptized 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