Roman Martyrology, June 26th

This Day, the Twenty-Sixth Day of June

At Rome, on Mount Coelius, the holy martyrs John and Paul, brothers. The former was steward, the other secretary of the virgin Constantia, daughter of the emperor Constantine. Afterwards, under Julian the Apostate, they received the palm of martyrdom by being beheaded.

At Trent, Saint Vigilius, bishop, who, whilst he endeavored to root out the remains of idolatry, was overwhelmed with a shower of stones by cruel and barbarous men, and thus endured martyrdom for the name of Christ.

At Cordova, in Spain, under the Saracen king Abderahman, the birthday of Saint Pelagius, a young man who gloriously consummated his martyrdom for the faith by having his flesh torn to pieces with iron pincers.

At Valenciennes, the holy martyrs Salvius, bishop of Angouleme, and Superius.

Also, the comemmoration of Saint Anthelmus, bishop of Belley.

In Poitou, Saint Maxentius, priest and confessor, renowned for miracles.

At Thessalonica, Saint David, hermit.

The same day, Saint Perseveranda, virgin.

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