Roman Martyrology, January 6th

This Day, the Sixth Day of January

The Epiphany of Our Lord.

In the diocese of Rheims, the martyrdom of Saint Macra, virgin, who, in the persecution of Diocletian, was cast into the fire by order of the governor Rictiovarus. As she remained uninjured, she had her breasts cut off, was imprisoned in a foul dungeon, rolled upon broken earthenware and burning coals, and finally she gave up her soul while engaged in prayer.

In Africa, the commemoration of many holy martyrs, who were burned at the stake in the persecution of Severus.

At Rennes, in France, Saint Melanius, bishop and confessor, who, after a life remarkable for virtues innumerable, with his thoughts constantly fixed on Heaven, gloriously departed from this world.

At Florence, Saint Andrew Corsini, a Florentine Carmelite and bishop of Fiesoli. Being celebrated for miracles, he was ranked among the Saints by Urban VIII. His festival is kept on the 4th of February.

At Geris, in Egypt, Saint Nilammon, anchoret, who, whilst he was carried to a bishopric against his will, gave up his soul to God in prayer.

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