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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73). Volume IV: April. The Lives of the Saints. 1866.

April 9

The Massylitan Martyrs in Africa

MENTIONED by Bede, 1 and famous in ancient calendars. We have a sermon preached by St. Austin on their festivals. 2 They suffered in Africa, and probably derived their name from Massyla, or the adjacent country, on the sea-coast.  1
Note 1. In 1 Cor. ii. [back]
Note 2. Serm. 283. t. 5. p. 1138. [back]