At Pergen, in Pamphylia, the birthday of the
blessed Nestor, bishop, who in the persecution
of Decius, praying night and day for the preserva-
tion of the flock of Christ, was apprehended. As
he confessed the name of the Lord with great joy
and freedom, he was most cruelly tortured on the
rack, by order of the governor Pollio, and as he
still courageously proclaimed that he would ever
adhere to Christ, he was hanged on a cross, and thus
triumphantly went to heaven.-In the same place,
the passion of Saints Papias, Diodorus, Conon, and
Clandian, who preceded St. Nestor to martyrdom.-
Also, of the holy martyrs Fortunatus, Felix, and
twenty-seven others.-At Alexandria, of St. Alexander, bishop, a man of glorious memory, who, after
blessed Peter, bishop of that city, expelled from
the Church Arius, one of his priests, tainted with
heretical impiety, and convicted by divine truth.
He afterwards condemned him in the Council of
Nice, being one of the three hundred and eighteen
Fathers.-At Bologna, of St. Faustinian, bishop,
who by his preaching strengthened and multiplied
the faithful of that Church, which had been much
afflicted by the persecution of Diocletian.-At Gaza,
in Palestine, of St. Porphyry, bishop, who, in the
time of the emperor Arcadius, overthrew the idol
Marnas and its temple, and after many sufferings,
went to rest in the Lord.-At Florence, of St.
Andrew, bishop and confessor.-In the territory
of Arcis, of St. Victor, confessor, whose ealogy
was written by St. Bernard.
Library of Congress. The Roman Martyrology. John Murphy & CO, Publishers, 1897.