The present Roman Martyrology records saints of this name on the following days:
(1) On 10 July, Rufina and Secunda, Roman martyrs, who
according to the legendary Acts (Acta SS., July, III, 30-1) suffered in 287
during the Aurelian persecution. Their place of burial was at the ninth
milestone of the Via Cornelia, as is stated in the Berne manuscript of the
Martyrologium Hieronymianum (ed. De Rossi-Duchesne, 89). These martyrs are
also recorded in the Itineraries of the seventh century as on the road just
mentioned (De Rossi,
Roma sotterranea, I, 18283). Pope Damasus erected a
church over the grave of the saints. The town on this spot named after St.
Rufina became the see of one of the suburbicarian dioceses that was later united
with Porto (cf. Allard,
Histoire des Persécutions:, III, 96).
(2) On 19 July, Justa and Rufina, martyrs at Seville
(Hispalis) in Spain. Only St. Justa is mentioned in the
Hieronymianum (93), but in the historical martyrologies (Quentin,
martyrologes historiques, 176-77) Justina is also mentioned, following the
legendary Acts. There is no doubt that both are historical martyrs of the
(3) On 31 August, Theodotus, Rufina, and Ammia, of
who the first two are said to be the parents of the celebrated martyr Mamas
(Mammes), venerated at Cæsarea in Cappadocia (cf. the various Passions of these
saints in the
Bibl. hagiographica latina, II, 771 sq., and in the
hagiogr. græca, 2nd ed., 143).
(4) On 24 or 25 August, the feast of two martyrs,
Rufina and Eutyche, at Capua in Campania is recorded in the
Hieronymianum (110). Nothing further is known of either of these saints.
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