Roman Martyrology, September 22nd

This Day, the Twenty-Second Day of September

At Valencia, in Spain, Saint Thomas, of Villanova, Archbishop and confessor, whose birthday is the 8th of September.

At Saint Maurice, near Sion, in Switzerland, the birthday of the holy Theban martyrs Maurice, Exuperius, Candidus, Victor, Innocent, and Yitalis, with their companions of the same legion, whose martyrdom for the faith, in the time of Maximian, filled the world with the glory of their sufferings.

At Rome, the martyrdom of the holy virgins and martyrs Digna and Emerita, under Valerian and Gallienus. Their relics are kept in the Church of Saint Marcellus.

At Arpajon, near Paris, Saint Jonas, priest and martyr, who went to France with Saint Denis, and after being scourged by order of the prefect Julian, ended his martyrdom by the sword.

At Ratisbon, in Bavaria, Saint Emmeramus, bishop and martyr, who, to deliver others, endured patiently a most cruel death for the sake of our Lord.

At Antinoopolis, in Egypt, the holy martyrs Irais, an Alexandrian virgin, and her companions. Having gone out to draw water at a fountain near by, and seeing a boat loaded with Christian confessors, she immediately left her vessel and joined them. Being conducted to the city with them, after many torments, she was the first to have her head struck off; and after her, priests, deacons, virgins, and all others underwent the same kind of death.

At Meaux, blessed Sanctinus, bishop, disciple of Saint Denis, the Areopagite, who, being consecrated by him bishop of that city, was the first to preach the Gospel there.

In the territory of Coutances, Saint Lauto, bishop.

In Poitou, the holy priest Florentius.

In the territory of Bourges, Saint Sylvanus, confessor.

At Laon, Saint Salaberga, abbess.

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