Roman Martyrology, December 10th

This Day, the Tenth Day of December

At Rome, Pope Saint Melchiades, who, having suffered much in the persecution of Maximian, rested in the Lord when peace was given to the Church.

The same day, Saints Carpophorus, priest, and Abundius, deacon, who became martyrs in the persecution of Diocletian. They were first most cruelly beaten with rods, then imprisoned and denied food and drink; being racked a second time and again thrown into prison, they were finally beheaded.

At Merida, in Spain, in the time of Maximian, the martyrdom of the holy virgin Eulalia, who, at twelve years of age, suffered many torments for the confession of Christ, by order of the governor Dacian. Finally she was stretched on the rack, torn with iron hooks, had her sides burned with flaming torches, and fire being forced down her throat, she expired.

Again, in the same city, Saint Julia, virgin and martyr, the companion of blessed Eulalia, who would not be separated from her when the latter went to suffer.

At Alexandria, the holy martyrs Mennas, Hermogenes and Eugraphus, who suffered under Galerius Maximian.

At Lentini, in Sicily, the holy martyrs Mercury and his companions, soldiers, who were beheaded under the governor Tertyllus, in the time of the emperor Licinius.

At Ancyra, in Galatia, Saint Gemellus, martyr, who, after severe torments, consummated his martyrdom by being crucified, under Julian the Apostate.

At Vienne, Saint Sindulphus, bishop and confessor.

At Brescia, Saint Deusdedit, bishop.

At Loretto, in the March of Ancona, the Translation of the holy house of Mary, Mother of God, in which the Word was made flesh.

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