Roman Martyrology, October 14th

This Day, the Fourteenth Day of October

At Rome, on the Aurelian road, the birthday of blessed Callistus, Pope and martyr. By order of the emperor Alexander, after being a long time kept in prison without food, and daily scourged with rods, he was finally hurled from the window of the house in which he had been shut up, and cast into a well, and thus merited the triumph awardedto conquerors.

At Caesarea, in Palestine, Saint Fortunata, virgin and martyr, during the persecution of Diocletian. After having been subjected to the rack, to fire, to the teeth of beasts and other torments, she gave up her soul to God. Her body was afterwards conveyed to Naples, in Campania.

Also, the Saints Carponius, Evaristus, and Priscian, brothers of the said blessed Fortunata, who having their throats cut, obtained likewise the crown of martyrdom.

Also, the Saints Saturninus and Lupus.

At Rimini, Saint Gaudentius, bishop and martyr.

At Todi, Saint Fortunatus, bishop, who, as is mentioned by blessed Gregory, was endowed with an extraordinary gift for casting out unclean spirits.

At Wurtzburg, Saint Burchard, first bishop of that city.

At Bruges, in Belgium, Saint Donatian, bishop of Rheims.

At Treves, Saint Rusticus, bishop.

The same day, the departure out of this world of Saint Dominic Loricatus.

In Italy, Saint Bernard, confessor.

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