Roman Martyrology, September 25th

This Day, the Twenty-Fifth Day of September

At Emmaus, the birthday of blessed Cleophas, disciple of Christ. It is related that he was killed by the Jews, for the confession of our Lord, in the same house in which he had entertained Him, and where he was honorably buried.

At Rome, under the emperor Antoninus, Saint Herculanus, soldier and martyr, who, being converted to Christ by the miracles wrought during the martyrdom of the, blessed bishop Alexander, was put to the sword, after enduring many torments.

At Amiens, in France, in the persecution of Diocletian, blessed Firmin, bishop. Under the governor Rictiovarus, after various torments, he suffered martyrdom by being beheaded.

At Damascus, the holy martyr Paul, Tata, his wife, and Sabinian, Maximus, Rufus, and Eugenius, their sons. Accused of professing the Christian religion, they were scourged, and tortured in other ways, until they gave up their souls to God.

In Asia, the holy martyrs Bardomian, Eucarpus, and twenty-six others.

The same day, Saint Anathalon, bishop, who was a disciple of the blessed Apostle Barnabas, and succeeded him in the See of Milan.

At Lyons, the decease of Saint Lupus, at one time an anchoret, but later a bishop.

At Auxerre, Saint Anacharius, bishop and confessor.

At Blois, Saint Solemnius, bishop of Chartres, renowned for miracles.

The same day, Saint Principius, bishop of Soissons, brother of the blessed bishop Remigius.

At Anagni, the holy virgins Aurelia and Neomisia.

At San Severino, the decease of Saint Pacificus of Saint Severin, confessor, of the Order of the Reformed Friars Minor of the Observance of Saint Francis, illustrious by his extraordinary patience and love of solitude. He was placed in the calendar of saints by Pope Gregory XVI.

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