Roman Martyrology, November 3rd

This Day, the Third Day of November

The birthday of Saint Quartus, disciple of the Apostles.

At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, the holy martyrs Germanus, Theophilus, Caesarius and Vitalis, who became illustrious martyrs in the persecution of Decius.

At Saragossa, under Dacian, governor of Spain, innumerable holy martyrs, who laid down their lives for Christ with admirable fervor.

At Viterbo, during the persecution of Maximian, the holy martyrs Valentine, priest, and Hilary, deacon. For attachment to the faith of Christ, they were cast into the Tiber with a stone tied to them, but being miraculously rescued by an angel, they were beheaded, and thus were crowned with the glory of martyrdom.

In England, Saint Winefride, virgin and martyr.

In the monastery of Clairvaux, the decease of Saint Malachy, bishop of Armagh, in Ireland, who won renown in his own days for his many virtues, and whose life was written by the abbot Saint Bernard.

The same day, Saint Hubert, bishop of Tongres.

At Vienne, Saint Domnus, bishop and confessor.

Also, the departure from this life of Saint Pirminus, bishop of Meaux.

At Urgel, in Spain, Saint Hermengaudus, bishop.

At Rome, Saint Sylvia, mother of Pope Saint Gregory.

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