(f/pa) Ember Wednesday–V (II) – St. Linus, Pope, Martyr–R (Comm.) – St. Thecla, Virgin, Martyr
Wednesday, September 23
Very little is known of Pope Linus, the immediate successor of St. Peter, beyond the fact that he ruled the Christian community for over eleven years. Although his martyrdom is uncertain, the sufferings he underwent for the infant Church sufficed to place him among the martyrs in the canon of the Mass.