St Melchiades, Pope and Martyr
"At Rome, the death of St Melchiades, Pope, who after undergoing great sufferings in the persecution of Maximian, saw peace restored to the Church and died peacefully in 314." Roman Martyrology.
Statuit ei Dominus testamentum pacis, et principem fecit eum: ut sit illi sacerdotii dignitas in aeternum. * Memento, Domine, David, et omnis mansuetudinis ejus.
The Lord made to him a covenant of peace, and made him a prince: that the dignity of the priesthood should be to him for ever. * O Lord, remember David: and all his meekness.
(Ecclesiasticus 45:30 and Psalm 131:1 from the Introit of Mass)
Have regard to our weakness, O almighty God, and since the burden of our deeds is grievous to us, grant that the glorious intercession of blessed Melchiades Thy martyr and bishop may protect us.
From the Catholic Encyclopaedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10318a.htm
Meditation for 10th December from Bishop Challoner: http://www.liturgialatina.org/challoner/dec7.htm#10