ST. NICOMEDES, M.
HE was a holy priest at Rome, who was apprehended
in the persecution of Domitian for his assiduity in assisting the
martyrs in their conflicts, and for interring their bodies. Refusing
constantly to sacrifice to idols, he was beaten to death with clubs
about the year ninety. His tomb was on the road to Nomento, and he is
commemorated on this day in the sacramentary of St. Gregory the
Great, and in the Martyrologies of St. Jerom, Bede, &c. See the
Acts of SS. Nereus and Achilleus.