Roman Martyrology, October 21st

This Day, the Twenty-First Day of October

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin.

In Cyprus, the birthday of the holy abbot Hilarion. His life, full of virtues and miracles, was written by Saint Jerome.

At Cologne, the birthday of the Saints Ursula and her companions, who gained the martyrs’ crown by being massacred by the Huns for the Christian religion and their constancy in keeping their virginity. Many of their bodies were deposited at Cologne.

At Ostia, Saint Asterius, priest and martyr, who suffered under the emperor Alexander, as we read in the Acts of the blessed Pope Callistus.

At Nicomedia, the birthday of the Saints Dasius, Zoticus, Caius, and twelve other soldiers, who, after suffering various torments, were submerged in the sea.

At Maronia, near Antioch, in Syria, Saint Malchus, monk.

At Lyons, Saint Viator, deacon of blessed Justus, bishop of that city.

At Laon, Saint Cilinia, mother of blessed Remigius, bishop of Rheims.

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