Roman Martyrology, October 13th

This Day, the Thirteenth Day of October

In England, Saint Edward, King, who died on the 5th of January. He is specially honored on this day, on account of the translation of his body.

At Troas, in Asia Minor, the birthday of Saint Carpus, disciple of the blessed Apostle Paul.

At Cordova, in Spain, the birthday of the holy martyrs Faustus, Januarius, and Martial. First tortured on the rack, then having their eyelashes shaven, their teethplucked out, their ears and noses cut off, they finished their martyrdom by fire.

At Thessalonica, Saint Florentius, a martyr, who, after enduring various torments, was burned alive.

In Austria, Saint Colman, martyr.

At Ceuta, in Morocco, seven martyrs of the Order of Friars Minor, Daniel, Samuel, Angelus, Domnus, Leo, Nicholas, and Hugolinus. For preaching the Gospel and refuting the errors of Mahomet, they were reviled, bound, and scourged by the Saracens, and finally won the palm of martyrdom by being beheaded.

At Antioch, the holy bishop Theophilus, who held the pontificate in that church, the sixth after the blessed Apostle Peter.

At Tours, Saint Venantius, abbot, and confessor.

At Subiaco, in Italy, Saint Chelidonia, virgin.

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