St. Joan of Arc
This Day, the Thirtieth Day of May
At Rome, on the Aurelian road, the birthday of St. Felix, Pope and martyr, who was crowned with martyrdom under the emperor Aurelian.
At Torres, in Sardinia, the holy martyrs Gabinus and Crispulus.
At Antioch, the Saints Sycus and Palatinus, who endured many torments for the name of Christ.
At Ravenna, St. Exuperantius, bishop and confessor.
At Pavia, St. Anastasius, bishop.
At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, the Saints Basil and his wife Emmelia, parents of St. Basil the Great, who lived in exile in the fastnesses of Pontus during the reign of Galerius Maximian, and after the persecution rested in peace, leaving their children the heirs of their virtues.
At Seville, in Spain, St. Ferdinand III, King of Castile and Leon, surnamed the Saint, on account of his eminent virtues, and celebrated for his zeal in propagating the faith. Having conquered the Moors, he quitted his kingdom on earth to pass happily to that of heaven.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
Omnes sancti Mártyres, oráte pro nobis. (“All ye Holy Martyrs, pray for us”, from the Litaniae Sanctorum, the Litany of the Saints)
Response: Thanks be to God.
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