Roman Martyrology, May 9th

This Day, the Ninth Day of May

At Nazianzus, the birthday of Saint Gregory, bishop and Doctor of the Church, surnamed the Theologian, because of his remarkable knowledge of divinity. At Constantinople, he restored the Catholic faith, which was fast waning, and repressed the rising heresies.

At Rome, Saint Hermas, mentioned by the Apostle Saint Paul in the epistle to the Romans. Generously sacrificing himself, he became an offering acceptable to God, and adorned with virtues took his departure for the Heavenly kingdom.

In Persia, three hundred and ten holy martyrs.

At Caglio, on the Flaminian road, the passion of Saint Gerontius, bishop of Cervia.

In the castle of Windisch, the decease of Saint Beatus, confessor.

At Constantinople, the translation of the Apostle Saint Andrew and the evangelist Saint Luke, out of Achaia, and of Timothy, disciple of the blessed Apostle Paul, from Ephesus. The body of Saint Andrew, long after, was conveyed to Amalfi, where it is honored by the pious concourse of the faithful. From his tomb continually issues a liquid which heals diseases.

At Rome, also, the translation of Saint Jerome, priest and Doctor of the Church, from Bethlehem of Juda, to the basilica of Saint Mary of the Manger.

At Bari, in Apulia, the translation likewise of the holy bishop Nicholas, from Myra, a town of Lycia.

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