Roman Martyrology: 28th Day of May


St. Augustine of Canterbury
AT Canterbury, in England, St. Augustine, bishop, mentioned on the 26th of this month.—In Sardinia, the holy martyrs Æmilius, Felix, Priam, and Lucian, who were crowned after having combated for Chirst.—At Chartres, in France, under the emperor Domitian, St. Caraunus, martyr, who was beheaded, and thus acquired the glory of martyrdom.—At Corinth, St. Helconides, martyr, who was first subjected to torments in the reign of the emperor Gordian, under the governor Perennius, and then again tortured under his successor Justin. But being liberated by an angel, she had her breasts cut off, was exposed to wild beasts and to fire, and at length terminated her martyrdom by decapitation.—Also, the martyrdom of the Saints Crescens, Dioscorides, Paul, and Helladius.—At Thecua, in Palestine, the saintly monks who became martyrs by being killed by the Saracens, in the time of Theodosius the Younger. Their sacred remains were gathered by the inhabitants of the place and preserved with the greatest veneration.—At Paris, St. Germanus, bishop and confessor, whose celebrity for holiness, merit, and miracles, has been transmitted to us by the writings of bishop Fortunatus.—At Milan, St. Senator, bishop, very renowned for virtues and learning.—At Urgel, in Spain, St. Justus, bishop.—At Florence, St. Podius, bishop and confessor.

 Catholic Church, The Roman Martyrology, ed. Benedict XIV, Revised Edition (Baltimore: John Murphy Company, 1916), 155–156.


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