Roman Martyrology, October 17th

This Day, the Seventeenth Day of October

The Feast of Saint Hedwiges, widow, duchess of Poland, who went to her rest in the Lord on the 15th of this month.

At Antioch, the birthday of Saint Heron, disciple of blessed Ignatius. Being made bishop after him, he religiously followed his master’s footsteps, and, as a true lover of Christ, died for the flock entrusted to his keeping.

The same day, the martyrdom of the Saints Victor, Alexander, and Marian.

In Persia, Saint Mamelta, martyr, who, being converted from idolatry to the faith by anangel, was stoned by the Gentiles and cast into a deep lake.

At Constantinople, during the reign of Constantine Copronymus, Saint Andrew of Crete, a monk, who was often scourged for the worship of holy images, and finally, after having one of his feet cut off, breathed his last.

At Orange, in France, Saint Florentinus, bishop, who died leaving a reputation for many virtues.

At Capua, Saint Victor, a bishop, distinguished for erudition and sanctity.

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