Thursday, August 30, 2012

SS Felix and Adauctus/in some places, St Rose of Lima (Aug 30)

The Glorification of Felix and Adauctus
Carlo Innocenzo Carlone
 From the martyrology:

"The feast of St. Rose of St. Mary, virgin, whose birthday is the 26th of this month.

At Rome, on the Ostian road, the martyrdom of the blessed priest Felix, under the emperors Diocletian and Maximian. After being racked he was sentenced to death, and as they led him to execution, he met a man who spontaneously declared himself a Christian, and was forthwith beheaded with him. The Christians not knowing his name, called him Adauctus, because he was added to St. Felix and shared his crown."

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