Roman Martyrology, December 4th

This Day, the Fourth Day of December

Saint Peter Chyrsologus, bishop, confessor, and Doctor of the Church, who is mentioned on the 2nd of this month.

At Nicomedia, the passion of Saint Barbara, virgin and martyr, in the persecution of Maximinus. After a series of sufferings, a long imprisonment, burning with torches and the cutting off of her breasts, she terminated her martyrdom by the sword.

At Constantinople, the Saints Theophanes and his companions.

In Pontus, blessed Meletius, bishop and confessor, who joined to an eminent gift of knowledge the more distinguished glory of fortitude and integrity of life.

At Bologna, Saint Felix, bishop, who previously had been deacon of the Church of Milan, under Saint Ambrose.

In England, Saint Osmund, bishop and confessor.

At Cologne, Saint Annan, bishop.

In Mesopotamia, Saint Maruthas, bishop, who restored the churches of God that had been ruined in Persia by the persecution of King Isdegerdes. Being renowned for many miracles, he merited to be honored even by his enemies.

At Parma, Saint Bernard, Cardinal and bishop of that city. He belonged to the Congregation of Vallumbrosa, of the Order of Saint Benedict.

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