Roman Martyrology-June 7th- on this date in various years-
For 2012 The Feast of the most Sacred Body of Christ.
At Constantinople, the birthday of St. Paul, bishop of that city. For
the Catholic faith, he was often driven out of his see by the Arians,
but restored to it by the Roman Pontiff, St. Julius I. Finally the Arian
emperor Constantius banished him to Cucusum, a small town of
Cappadocia. There, by the intrigue of the Arians, he was barbarously
strangled, and thus departed for the heavenly kingdom. His body was
taken to Constantinople with the greatest honour during the reign of
At Cordova in Spain, the holy martyrs Peter, a priest, Wallabonsus, a
deacon, Sabinianus, Wistremund, Habentius, and Jeremias, all of whom
were monks. Their throats were cut at the time of the Arab persecution
because they had confessed Christ.
At Hermopolis in Egypt, St. Licarion, martyr, who had his body
lacerated, was scourged with heated iron rods, and endured other
horrible torments, after which his martyrdom was completed by beheading.
At Placentia, St. Anthony Mary Gianelli, bishop of Bobbio, and
founder of the Congregation of Sisters of our Lady of the Garden. Pope
Pius XII numbered him among the saints of heaven.
In England, St. Robert, an abbot of the Cistercian Order.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.