Roman Martyrology, November 17th

This Day, the Seventeenth Day of November

At Neocaesarea, in Pontus, the birthday of Saint Gregory, bishop, illustrious by his learning and sanctity. The prodigies and miracles which he wrought to the great glory of the Church gained for him the surname of Wonder-worker.

In Palestine, the holy martyrs Alphaeus and Zacchaeus, who in the first year of the persecution of Diocletian, after many torments underwent capital punishment.

At Cordova, during the same persecution, the holy martyrs Acisclus, and Victoria, his sister, who were most cruelly tortured by order of the governor Dion, and thus merited to be crowned by our Lord for their glorious sufferings.

At Alexandria, Saint Denis, bishop, a man of the most profound learning. Renowned for having often confessed the faith, and illustrious by the various sufferings and torments he had endured, full of days he rested in peace a confessor, in the time of the emperors Valerian and Gallienus.

At Orleans, Saint Anian, bishop, whose precious death in the sight of the Lord is attested by frequent miracles.

In England, Saint Hugh, bishop, who was called from a Carthusian monastery to the government of the church of Lincoln. He ended his holy life in peace, renowned for many miracles.

At Tours, Saint Gregory, bishop.

At Florence, Saint Eugenius, confessor, deacon of blessed Zenobius, bishop of that city.

In Germany, Saint Gertrude, virgin, of the Order of Saint Benedict, who was renowned for the revelations she received. Her festival is celebrated on the 15th of this month.

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