Tértio Kaléndas Maji. Luna

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Tértio Kaléndas Maji. Luna . The Twenty-Ninth Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Petri, ex Ordine Prædicatórum, Mártyris, qui octávo Idus Aprílis pro fide cathólica martyrium súbiit. St. Peter, a martyr of the Order of Preachers, who was slain for the Catholic faith on the 6th day of April.

Romæ natális sanctæ Catharínæ Senénsis Vírginis, ex tértio Ordine sancti Domínici, vita et miráculis claræ, quam Pius Secúndus, Póntifex Máximus, sanctárum Vírginum número adscrípsit. Ipsíus tamen festum sequénti die celebrátur. At Rome, the birthday of St. Catherine of Siena, virgin of the Third Order of St. Dominic, renowned for her holy life and her miracles. She was inscribed among the canonized virgins by Pope Pius II. Her feast, however, is celebrated on the following day.

Apud Paphum, in Cypro, sancti Tychici, qui fuit discípulus beáti Pauli Apóstoli, et ab ipso Apóstolo in suis Epístolis caríssimus frater, miníster fidélis suúsque in Dómino consérvus appellátur. At Paphos in Cyprus, St. Tychicus, a disciple of the blessed Apostle Paul, who called him in his Epistles, “most dear brother,” “faithful minister,” and “fellow-servant in the Lord”.

Pisis, in Túscia, sancti Torpétis Mártyris, qui magnus in offício Nerónis primum fuit, unusque ex his, de quibus idem Paulus Apóstolus ab urbe Roma ad Philippénses scribit: « Salútant vos omnes sancti, máxime autem qui de Cǽsaris domo sunt ». Sed póstea, pro fide Christi, jubénte Satéllico, álapis cæditur, verbéribus duríssime affícitur, ac béstiis devorándus tráditur, sed mínime læditur; tandem martyrium suum decollatióne complévit. At Pisa in Tuscany, the martyr St. Torpes, who filled a high office in the court of Nero, and was one of those of whom the apostle wrote from Rome to the Philippians: “All the saints salute you, especially those that are of the house of Caesar.” For the faith of Christ, he was, by order of Satellicus, beaten, cruelly scourged, and delivered to the beasts to be devoured, but remained uninjured. He completed his martyrdom by being beheaded.

Cirthæ, in Numídia, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Agápii et Secundíni Episcopórum, qui, post longum apud præfátam urbem exsílium, in persecutióne Valeriáni, in qua tunc máxime Gentílium rábies ad tentándam justórum fidem inhiábat, ex illústri sacerdótio effécti sunt Mártyres gloriósi. Passi sunt in eódem collégio Æmiliánus miles, Tertúlla et Antónia, quæ erant sacræ Vírgines, et quædam múlier cum suis géminis. At Cirta in Numidia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Apapius and Secundinus, bishops, who, after a long exile in that city, added to the glory of their priesthood the crown of martyrdom. They suffered in the persecution of Valerian, during which the enraged Gentiles made every effort to shake the faith of the just. In their company suffered Aemilian, a soldier, Tertulla and Antonia, consecrated virgins, and a woman with her twin children.

In ínsula Corcyra sanctórum septem Latrónum, qui, a sancto Jásone ad Christum convérsi, martyrio vitam adépti sunt sempitérnam. In the island of Codyra, the seven holy thieves who were converted to Christ by St. Jason, and gained eternal life by martyrdom.

Neápoli, in Campánia, sancti Sevéri Epíscopi, qui, inter ália admiránda, mórtuum de sepúlcro excitávit ad tempus, ut mendácem víduæ et pupíllórum creditórum argúeret falsitátis. At Naples in Campania, Bishop St. Severus, who, among other prodigies, raised for a short time a dead man from the grave in order to convict of falsehood the lying creditor of a widow and her children.

Bríxiæ sancti Paulíni, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Brescia, St. Paulinus, bishop and confessor.

In cœnóbio Cluniacénsi, in Gállia, sancti Hugónis Abbátis. In the monastery of Cluny in France, St. Hugh Abbot.

In monastério Molisménsi, in Gállia, sancti Robérti, qui fuit primus Abbas Cistércii. In the monastery of Molesmes in France, St. Robert, the first abbot of the Cistercians.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R.  Deo grátias.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R.  Thanks be to God.

April XXIX.
St. Peter, Martyr
St. Robert, Abbot of Molesme, Founder of the Cistercians
St. Hugh, Abbot of Cluni, Confessor
St. Fiachna, Confessor in Ireland

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Quarto Kaléndas Maji. Luna

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Quarto Kaléndas Maji. Luna . The Twenty-Eighth Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Pauli a Cruce, Presbyteri et Confessóris; qui Congregatiónis a Cruce et Passióne Dómini nostri Jesu Christi nuncupátæ Institútor fuit, atque in Dómino obdormívit quintodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris. St. Paul of the Cross, priest and confessor, founder of the Congregation of the Cross and Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. He went to his repose in the Lord on the 18th of October.

Ravénnæ natális sancti Vitális Mártyris, viri sanctæ Valériæ ac patris sanctórum Gervásii et Protásii; qui, cum beáti Ursicíni corpus sublátum débita honestáte sepelísset, tentus est a Paulíno Consulári, et, post equúlei torménta, jussus depóni in profúndam fóveam, et terra ac lapídibus óbrui; talíque martyrio migrávit ad Christum. At Ravenna, the birthday of St. Vitalis, martyr, father of the Saints Gervase and Protase. When he had taken up and reverently buried the body of blessed Ursicinus, he was arrested by the governor Paulinus, and after being racked and thrown into a deep pit, was covered with earth and stones, and by this kind of martyrdom went to Christ.

Atínæ, in Campánia, sancti Marci, qui, a beáto Petro Apóstolo Epíscopus ordinátus, Æquícolis primus Evangélium prædicávit, et in persecutióne Domitiáni, sub Máximo Præside, martyrii corónam accépit. At Atino in Campania, St. Mark, who was made bishop by the blessed apostle Peter. He was the first to preach the Gospel to the Equicoli, and received the crown of martyrdom in the persecution of Domitian, under the governor Maximus.

Prusæ, in Bithynia, sanctórum Mártyrum Patrícii Epíscopi, Acátii, Menándri et Polyǽni. At Broussa in Bithynia, the holy martyrs Patrick, a bishop, Acatius, Menander, and Polyaenus.

Eódem die sanctórum Mártyrum Aphrodísii, Caralíppi, Agápii et Eusébii. On the same day, the holy martyrs Aphrodisius, Caralippus, Agapius, and Eusebius.

In Pannónia sancti Polliónis Mártyris, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre. In Hungary, St. Pollio, martyr, under the Emperor Diocletian.

Medioláni sanctæ Valériæ Mártyris, uxóris sancti Vitális ac matris sanctórum Gervásii et Protásii. At Milan, the martyr St. Valeria, who was the wife of St. Vitalis and the mother of Saints Gervase and Protase.

Alexandríæ pássio sanctæ Theodóræ, Vírginis et Mártyris. Hæc, idólis sacrificáre contémnens, in lupánar est trádita, sed repénte quidam ex frátribus, nómine Dídymus, miro Dei favóre, commutátis véstibus, illam erípuit; qui póstea, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Eustrátio Prǽside, simul cum eádem Vírgine percússus, simul coronátus est. At Alexandria, the martyrdom of the virgin St. Theodora. For refusing to sacrifice to idols, she was sent to a place of debauchery; but one of the brethren, named Didymus, through the admirable providence of God, delivered her by quickly exchanging garments with her. He was afterwards beheaded and crowned with her in the persecution of Diocletian, under the governor Eustratius.

Turiasóne, in Hispánia Tarraconénsi, sancti Prudéntii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Tarrazona in Spain, St. Prudentius, bishop and confessor.

Corfínii, in Pelígnis, sancti Pámphili, Valvénsis Epíscopi, caritáte in páuperes et virtúte miraculórum illústris; cujus corpus Sulmóne cónditum est. At Corfinio in Peligno, St. Pamphilus, bishop of Valva, illustrious for his charity towards the poor and the gift of miracles. His body was buried at Solmona.

In pago sancti Lauréntii ad Séparim, diœcésis Lucionénsis, sancti Ludovíci Maríæ Grignion a Montfort, Confessóris, Fundatóris Missionariórum Societátis Maríæ et Filiárum a Sapiéntia, apostólicæ vitæ forma, prædicatióne et devotióne mariáli insígnis, quem Pius Papa Duodécimus Sanctórum catálogo adscrípsit. At St. Laurent sur Sèvres, in the diocese of Luçon, St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, confessor and founder of the Missionaries of the Company of Mary and the Sisters of Wisdom, a form of apostolic life. He was renowned for his preaching and devotion to the Blessed Mother, and was added to the number of the saints by Pope Pius XII.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R.  Deo grátias.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R.  Thanks be to God.

April XXVIII.
St. Vitalis, Martyr
SS. Didymus and Theodora, Martyrs
St. Pollio, Lector, and His Companions, Martyrs in Pannonia
St. Cronan, Abbot of Roscrea, in Ireland
St. Patricius, Bishop of Prusa, in Bithynia, Martyr

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Quinto Kaléndas Maji. Luna

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Quinto Kaléndas Maji. Luna. The Twenty-Seventh Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Petri Canísii, Sacerdótis e Societáte Jesu et Confessóris atque Ecclésiæ Doctóris; qui duodécimo Kaléndas Januárii migrávit ad Dóminum. St. Peter Canisius, priest of the Society of Jesus, confessor and doctor of the Church, who departed to the Lord on the 21st of December.

Nicomedíæ natális sancti Anthimi, Epíscopi et Mártyris; qui in persecutióne Diocletiáni, ob confessiónem Christi, martyrii glóriam obtruncatióne cápitis accépit. Secúta est quoque illum univérsa ferme gregis sui multitúdo; quorum álios Judex gládio obtruncári, álios conflagrári ígnibus, álios, navículis impósitos, pélago immérgi fecit. At Nicomedia, during the persecution of Diocletian, the birthday of St. Anthimus, bishop and martyr, who obtained the glory of martyrdom by being beheaded for the faith. Nearly all his numerous flock followed him. The judge ordered some to be beheaded, others to be burned alive, others to be put in boats and sunk in the sea.

Tarsi, in Cilícia, sanctórum Cástoris et Stéphani Mártyrum. At Tarsus in Cilicia, the Saints Castor and Stephen, martyrs.

Bonóniæ sancti Tertulliáni, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Bologna, St. Tertullian, bishop and confessor.

Bríxiæ sancti Theóphili Epíscopi. At Brescia, St. Theophilus, bishop.

In Ægypto sancti Theodóri Abbátis, qui fuit discípulus sancti Pachómii. In Egypt, St. Theodore, abbot, who was a disciple of St. Pachomius. 

Constantinópoli sancti Joánnis Abbátis, qui pro cultu sacrárum Imáginum, sub Leóne Isáurico, plúrimum decertávit. At Constantinople, the abbot St. John, who valiantly defended the veneration of sacred images, under Leo the Isaurian.

Tarracóne, in Hispánia, beáti Petri Armengáudii, ex Ordine beátæ Maríæ de Mercéde redemptiónis captivórum; qui, multa pro fidélibus rediméndis in Africa passus, tandem, in convéntu sanctæ Maríæ Pratórum, beáto fine quiévit. At Tarragona in Spain, the blessed Peter Armengaudius, of the Order of Blessed Mary of Mercy for the Redemption of Captives. He endured many tribulations in Africa in ransoming the faithful, and finally closed his career peacefully in the convent of St. Mary of the Meadows.

Lucæ, in Túscia, beátæ Zitæ Vírginis, virtútum et miraculórum fama conspícuæ. At Lucca in Tuscany, blessed Zita, a virgin renowned for virtues and miracles.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R.  Deo grátias.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R.  Thanks be to God.

April XXVII.
St. Anthimus, Bishop, and Many Other Martyrs, at Nicomedia
St. Anastasius, Pope and Confessor
St. Zita, Virgin

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Sexto Kaléndas Maji. Luna

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Sexto Kaléndas Maji. Luna . The Twenty-Sixth Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ natális beáti Cleti, Papæ et Mártyris; qui, secúndus post Apóstolum Petrum, rexit Ecclésiam, et martyrio in persecutióne Domitiáni coronátus est. At Rome, the birthday of St. Cletus, the pope who governed the Church the second after the apostle St. Peter, and was crowned with martyrdom in the persecution of Domitian.

Sancti Marcellíni, Papæ et Mártyris, cujus dies natális octávo Kaléndas Novémbris recensétur. St. Marcellinus, pope and martyr, whose birthday is commemorated on the 25th of October.

Amaséæ, in Ponto, sancti Basiléi, Epíscopi et Mártyris, qui, sub Licínio Imperatóre, illústre martyrium consummávit. Ipsíus autem corpus, in mare projéctum, et ab Elpidíphoro, Angeli mónitu repértum, honorífice tumulátum fuit. At Amasea in Pontus, St. Basileus, bishop and martyr, whose illustrious martyrdom occurred under Emperor Licinius. His body was thrown into the sea, but was found by Elpidiphorus, through the revelation of an angel, and was honorably buried.

Brácari, in Lusitánia, sancti Petri Mártyris, qui fuit primus ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopus. At Braga in Portugal, St. Peter, martyr, the first bishop of that city.

Viénnæ, in Gállia, sancti Claréntii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Vienne in France, St. Clarence, bishop and confessor.

Verónæ sancti Lucídii Epíscopi. At Verona, St. Lucidius, bishop.

In monastério Céntula, in Gállia, sancti Richárii, Presbyteri et Confessóris. In the monastery of Centula in France, St. Richarius, priest and confessor.

Trecis, in Gállia, sanctæ Exsuperántiæ Vírginis. At Troyes in France, St. Exuperantia, virgin.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R.  Deo grátias.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R.  Thanks be to God.

April XXVI.
SS. Cletus and Marcellinus, Popes and Martyrs
St. Richarius, or Riquier, Abbot
St. Paschasius Radbert, Abbot and Confessor

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Séptimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna

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Séptimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna . The Twenty-Fifth Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ Litaníæ majóres ad sanctum Petrum. At Rome, the Greater Litanies at St. Peter’s.

Alexandríæ natális beáti Marci Evangelístæ. Hic, discípulus et intérpres Apóstoli Petri, rogátus Romæ a frátribus scripsit Evangélium, quo assúmpto, perréxit in Ægyptum, primúsque Alexandríæ Christum annúntians, constítuit Ecclésiam; ac póstea, pro fide Christi tentus, fúnibus vinctus et per saxa raptátus, gráviter afflíctus est; deínde, reclúsus in cárcere, primo angélica visitatióne confortátus est, et demum, ipso Dómino sibi apparénte, ad cæléstia regna vocátus, octávo Nerónis anno. At Alexandria, the birthday of St. Mark the Evangelist, disciple and interpreter of the apostle St. Peter. He wrote his gospel at the request of the faithful at Rome, and taking it with him, proceeded to Egypt and founded a church at Alexandria, where he was the first to preach Christ. Afterwards, being arrested for the faith, he was bound, dragged over stones, and endured great afflictions. Finally he was confined to prison, where, being comforted by the visit of an angel, and even by an apparition of our Lord himself, he was called to the heavenly kingdom in the eighth year of the reign of Nero.

Item Alexandríæ sancti Aniáni Epíscopi, qui, beáti Marci discípulus ejúsque in Episcopátu succéssor, clarus virtútibus quiévit in Dómino. Also at Alexandria, Bishop St. Anian, disciple of blessed Mark, and his successor in the episcopate. With a great renown for virtue, he rested in the Lord.

Antiochíæ sancti Stéphani, Epíscopi et Mártyris, qui ab hæréticis Synodum Chalcedonénsem impugnántibus, multa passus, in Oróntem flúvium præcipitátus est, témpore Zenónis Imperatóris. At Antioch, St. Stephen, bishop and martyr, who suffered a great deal from the heretics opposed to the Council of Chalcedon, and was cast into the river Orontes, in the time of Emperor Zeno.

Syracúsis, in Sicília, sanctórum Mártyrum fratrum Evódii, Hermógenis et Callístæ. At Syracuse in Sicily, the holy martyrs Evodius, Hermogenes, and Callista.

Láubiis, in Bélgio, natális sancti Ermíni, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Lobbes in Belgium, the birthday of St. Ermin, bishop and confessor.

Antiochíæ sanctórum Philónis et Agathópodis Diaconórum, de quibus beátus Ignátius, Epíscopus et Martyr, laudábilem in suis epístolis mentiónem facit. At Antioch, the deacons Saints Philo and Agathopodes, who were praised in the letters of blessed Ignatius, bishop and martyr.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R.  Deo grátias.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R.  Thanks be to God.

April XXV.
St. Mark, Evangelist
St. Macull, of Ireland, Confessor
St. Anianus, Second Bishop of Alexandria
St. Phæbadius, Bishop and Confessor
St. Ivia, or Ivo, Bishop
St. Kebius, Bishop

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Octávo Kaléndas Maji. Luna

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Octávo Kaléndas Maji. Luna. The Twenty-Fourth Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Sevísii, in Rhǽtia, sancti Fidélis a Sigmarínga, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum Capuccinórum et Mártyris; qui, illuc ad prædicándam cathólicam fidem missus, ibídem, ab hæréticis interémptus, martyrium consummávit; et a Benedícto Décimo quarto, Pontifice Máximo, inter sanctos Mártyres relátus est. At Gruch in Switzerland, St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr, of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. He was sent there to preach the Catholic faith, but was put to death by the heretics. He was numbered among the holy martyrs by the Sovereign Pontiff, Benedict XIV.

Romæ sancti Sabæ, ductóris mílitum, qui, accusátus quod Christiános in cárcere deténtos visitáret, coram Júdice Christum líbere conféssus est. Hinc ab eódem Júdice fácibus adústus et in lebétem picis fervéntis est immíssus, et, cum inde evasísset illæsus, eo miráculo septuagínta viros ad Christum convértit; qui omnes, constánter in confessióne fídei permanéntes, gládio cæsi sunt. Postrémo et ipse, demérsus in flumen, martyrium consummávit. At Rome, St. Sabas, a military officer, who bravely confessed Christ before the judge when he was accused of visiting the Christians kept in prison. For this he was burned with torches and thrown into a cauldron of boiling pitch, out of which he came uninjured. Seventy men were converted to Christ at the sight of this miracle, and as they all remained unshaken in the confession of the faith, they were put to the sword. Sabas, however, completed his martyrdom by being cast into the river.

Lugdúni, in Gállia, natális sancti Alexándri Mártyris, qui, in persecutióne Antoníni Veri, post cárceris custódiam, primo ita laniátus est crudelitáte verberántium, ut, crate solúta costárum, patefáctis viscéribus, interióra córporis panderéntur; deínde, crucis affixus patíbulo, beátum spíritum exanimátus emísit. Passi sunt cum ipso et álii, número trigínta quátuor, quorum memória áliis diébus ágitur. At Lyons in France, during the persecution of Antoninus Verus, the birthday of St. Alexander, martyr. After being imprisoned, he was so lacerated by the cruelty of those who scourged him, that his ribs and the interior of his body were exposed to view. Then he was fastened to the gibbet of the cross, on which he yielded up his blessed soul. Thirty-four others who suffered with him are commemorated on other days.

Nicomedíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Eusébii, Neónis, Leóntii, Longíni et aliórum quátuor; qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, post diros cruciátus, gládio percússi sunt. At Nicomedia, during the persecution of Diocletian, the holy martyrs Eusebius, Neon, Leontius, Longinus, and four others, all of whom were slain with the sword after enduring great torments.

In Anglia deposítio sancti Mellíti Epíscopi, qui, a sancto Gregório Papa in Angliam missus, orientáles Saxónes et ipsórum Regem ad fidem convértit. In England, the death of St. Mellitus, bishop. He was sent there by St. Gregory, and he converted to the faith the East Saxons and their king.

Illíberi, in Hispánia, sancti Gregórii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Elvira, in Spain, St. Gregory, bishop and confessor.

Bríxiæ sancti Honórii Epíscopi. At Brescia, St. Honorius, bishop.

In Ióna, Scótiæ ínsula, sancti Egbérti, Presbyteri et Mónachi, admirándæ humilitátis et continéntiæ viri. In Iona, an island of Scotland, St. Egbert, priest and monk, a man of admirable humility and continency.

Rhemis, in Gállia, sanctárum Vírginum Bovæ et Dodæ. At Rheims in France, the holy virgins Bova and Doda.

Andégavi, in Gállia, sanctæ Maríæ a sancta Euphrásia Pelletier, Vírginis, Institúti Sorórum a Bono Pastóre Fundatrícis, quam Pius Duodécimus, Póntifex Máximus, in Sanctárum númerum rétulit. At Angers in France, St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, virgin and foundress of the Institute of the Good Shepherd Sisters, whom Pius XII, Sovereign Pontiff, enrolled among the number of the saints.

Medioláni Convérsio sancti Augustíni Epíscopi, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris; quem beátum Ambrósius Epíscopus veritátem fídei cathólicæ dócuit, et hac die baptizávit. At Milan, the Conversion of St. Augustine, bishop, confessor, and doctor of the Church, whom the bishop St. Ambrose had instructed in the truth of the Catholic faith, and baptized on this day.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R.  Deo grátias.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R.  Thanks be to God.

April XXIV.
St. Fidelis of Sigmarengen, Martyr
St. Mellitus, Archbishop of Canterbury, Confessor
SS. Bona, or Beuve, and Doda, Virgins and Abbesses
B. Robert, Abbot

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Nono Kaléndas Maji. Luna

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Nono Kaléndas Maji. Luna. The Twenty-Third Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Natális sancti Geórgii Mártyris, cujus illústre martyrium inter Mártyrum corónas Ecclésia Dei venerátur. The birthday of St. George, whose illustrious martyrdom is honoured by the Church of God among the triumphs of the other martyrs. TRANSFERRED TO APRIL 24

In vico Tenkítten, ad sinum Venédicum, in Borússia, item natális sancti Adalbérti, Epíscopi Pragénsis et Mártyris, qui Polónis et Húngaris Evangélium prædicávit. At Danzig in Prussia, the birthday of St. Adalbert, bishop of Prague, and martyr, who preached the Gospel to the Poles and the Hungarians.

Valéntiæ, in Gállia, pássio sanctórum Mártyrum Felícis Presbyteri, Fortunáti et Achíllei Diaconórum. Hi, cum fuíssent a beáto Irenæo, Lugdunénsi Episcopo, missi ad prædicándum verbum Dei, et máximam illíus civitátis partem ad Christi fidem convertíssent, a Duce Cornélio sunt in cárcerem trusi; deínde, diutíssime verberáti, cruribúsque confráctis, circa rotárum vertíginem stricti, fumum quoque in equúlei suspensióne perpéssi; ad extrémum gládio consummáti sunt. At Valence in France, the holy martyrs Felix, a priest, Fortunatus and Achilleus, deacons, who were sent there to preach the word of God by blessed Irenæus, bishop of Lyons. They converted the greater portion of that city to the faith of Christ. These martyrs were cast into prison by the commander Cornelius, were for a long time scourged, had their legs crushed, were bound to wheels in motion, and stifled with smoke while stretched on the rack, and finally died by the sword.

Medioláni sancti Mároli, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Milan, St. Marolus, bishop and confessor.

Tulli, in Gállia, sancti Gerárdi, ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopi. At Toul in France, St. Gerard, bishop of that city.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R.  Deo grátias.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R.  Thanks be to God.

April XXIII.
St. George, Martyr
St. Adalbert, Bishop of Prague, Martyr
St. Gerard, Bishop of Toul, Confessor
St. Ibar, or Ivor, Bishop in Ireland

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Décimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna

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Décimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna . The Twenty-Second Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ, via Appia, natális sancti Sotéris, Papæ et Mártyris. At Rome, on the Appian Way, the birthday of St. Soter, pope and martyr.

Item Romæ sancti Caji, Papæ et Mártyris; qui martyrio coronátus est sub Diocletiáno Príncipe. In the same city, Pope St. Caius, who was crowned with martyrdom under Emperor Diocletian.

Smyrnæ sanctórum Apéllis et Lúcii, ex primis Christi discípulis. At Smyrna, the Saints Apelles and Lucius, who were among the first disciples of Christ.

Eódem die sanctórum plurimórum Mártyrum, qui, sequénti anno post óbitum Simeónis, ánnuo item die quo passiónis Domínicæ memória celebrabátur, per totam Pérsidis regiónem, pro Christi nómine, sub Rege Sápore, gládio cædi jussi sunt. In quo fídei certámine passus est Azades eunúchus, Regi caríssimus; Milles Epíscopus, sanctitáte et miraculórum virtúte insígnis; Acépsimas Epíscopus, cum Presbytero suo Jacóbo, item Aíthala et Josépho Presbyteris, Azadáne et Abdiéso Diáconis, et complúribus áliis Cléricis; Maréas quoque et Bicor Epíscopi, cum áliis vigínti Epíscopis, et Cléricis fere ducéntis quinquagínta, Mónachis étiam et sacris Virgínibus plúrimis. Has inter Vírgines fuit étiam sancti Simeónis Epíscopi soror, nómine Tárbula, cum pedíssequa sua; quæ, stipítibus alligátæ serráque scissæ, crudelíssime necátæ sunt. The same day, many holy martyrs who, the year following the death of St. Simeon, and on the anniversary of the Passion of our Lord, were put to the sword for the name of Christ throughout Persia, under King Sapor. Among those who then suffered for the faith were the eunuch Azades, a favorite of the king; Milles, a bishop renowned for sanctity and miracles; Bishop Acepsimas with one of his priests named James; also Aithalas and Joseph, priests; Azadan and Abdiesus, deacons, and many other clerics; Mareas and Bicor, bishop, with twenty other bishops, and nearly two hundred and fifty clerics; many monks and consecrated virgins, among whom was the sister of St. Simeon, called Tarbula, with her maid, who were both killed in a most cruel manner by being tied to stakes and sawn asunder.

Item in Pérside sanctórum Parménii, Heliménæ et Chrysóteli Presbyterórum, Lucæ et Múcii Diaconórum; quorum triúmphus martyrii in passióne sanctórum Abdon et Sennen habétur. Also in Persia, Saints Parmenius, Helimenas, and Chrysotelus, priests; Lucas and Mucius, deacons, whose triumph is related in the Acts of Saints Abdon and Sennen.

Alexandríæ natális sancti Leónidæ Mártyris, qui sub Sevéro passus est. At Alexandria, the birthday of the martyr St. Leonides, who suffered under Severus.

Lugdúni, in Gállia, sancti Epipódii, qui, in persecutióne Antoníni Veri, cum Alexándro colléga tentus, ibídem, post dira torménta, martyrium abscissióne cápitis complévit. At Lyons in France, in the persecution of Antoninus Verus, St. Epipodius, who was arrested with his companion Alexander, and after undergoing severe torments, completed his martyrdom by being beheaded.

Constantinópoli sancti Agapíti Papæ Primi, cujus sánctitas a beáto Gregório Magno commendátur. Ipsíus autem corpus, póstea Romam relátum, in Vaticáno cónditum est. At Constantinople, Pope St. Agapitus the First, whose sanctity was praised by St. Gregory the Great. His body was afterwards taken to Rome and buried in the Vatican.

Apud Senónas sancti Leónis, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Sens, St. Leo, bishop and confessor.

Anastasiópoli, in Galátia, sancti Theodóri Epíscopi, miráculis clari. At Anastasiopolis in Galatia, St. Theodore, a bishop well known for his miracles.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R.  Deo grátias.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R.  Thanks be to God.

April XXII.
St. Soter, Pope and Martyr
St. Caius, Pope and Martyr
SS. Azades, Tharba, and Many Others, Martyrs in Persia
SS. Epipodius and Alexander, Martyrs at Lyons
St. Theodorus of Siceon, Bishop and Confessor
St. Opportuna, Virgin and Abbess
St. Leonides, Martyr
St. Rufus, or Rufin, Anchoret, at Glendaloch in Ireland

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Duodécimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna.

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Undécimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna. The Twenty-First Day of April. The Night of the Moon.

Cantuáriæ, in Anglia, sancti Ansélmi Epíscopi, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, sanctitáte et doctrína conspícui. At Canterbury, England, St. Anselm, bishop, confessor, and doctor of the Church, renowned for sanctity and learning.
In Pérside natális sancti Simeónis, Epíscopi Seleucíæ et Ctesiphóntis, qui, jubénte Rege Persárum Sápore, comprehénsus ferróque onústus, iníquis tribunálibus exhíbitus, et, cum Solem ipsum adoráre nollet et de Jesu Christo voce líbera et constantíssima testarétur, primum carceráli ergástulo, cum áliis centum (ex quibus álii Epíscopi, álii erant Presbyteri, álii diversórum órdinum Clérici), longo témpore macerátus est.  Deínde, cum Usthazánes, Regis nutrítius, qui ante jam lapsus a fide, sed per eum ad pæniténtiam fúerat revocátus, martyrium constánter subiísset, postrídie, qui erat ánnuus Domínicæ passiónis dies, ómnibus ante Simeónis óculos, qui unumquémque eórum strénue exhortabátur, gládio jugulátis, novíssime et ipse decollátus est.  Passi sunt étiam cum ipso claríssimi viri Abdéchalas et Ananías, qui ejus erant Presbyteri, Pusícius quoque, Præféctus artíficum Regis, eo quod Ananíam titubántem corroborásset, ídeo, collo circa téndinem perforáto et lingua exínde extrácta, crudéli morte occúbuit; post quem et fília cruciátibus ac demum ense decollátus est. In Persia, the birthday of St. Simeon, bishop of Seleucia and Ctesiphon.  He was arrested by order of Sapor, king of Persia, loaded with irons, and presented to the iniquitous tribunals.  As he refused to adore the sun, and openly and constantly bore testimony to Jesus Christ, he was confined for a long time in a dungeon with one hundred other confessors, some of whom were bishops. others priests, others clerics of various ranks.  Afterwards, Usthazanes, the king’s foster-father, who had been converted from apostasy by Simeon, endured martyrdom with great constancy.  The day after, which was the anniversary of our Lord’s Passion, the companions of Simeon whom he had feelingly exhorted, were beheaded before his eyes, after which he met the same fate.  With him suffered also several distinguished men: Abdechalas and Ananias, his priests, with Pusicius, the head of the royal workmen.  This last having encouraged Ananias, who seemed to falter, died a cruel death, having his tongue drawn out through a perforation made in his neck.  After him, his daughter, who was a consecrated virgin, was put to death.
Alexandríæ sanctórum Mártyrum Aratóris Presbyteri, Fortunáti, Felícis, Sílvii et Vitális, qui in cárcere quievérunt. At Alexandria, the holy martyrs Arator, a priest, Fortunatus, Felix, Silvius, and Vitalis, who all died in prison.
Nicomedíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Apóllinis, Isácii et Codráti; e quibus, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, últimus cápite plexus, et, paucis post illum diébus, duo primi in vínculis fame confécti, martyrii corónam meruérunt. At Nicomedia, the holy martyrs Apollo, Isacius, and Codratus, who suffered under the Emperor Diocletian.  The last of these was slain by the sword, and a few days later the other two died from starvation in prison, meriting also the crown of martyrdom.
Antiochíæ sancti Anastásii Sinaítæ Epíscopi. At Antioch, St. Anastasius the Sinaite, bishop.
Œttingæ Véteris, in Bavária, sancti Conrádi a Parzham, Confessóris, Ordinis Minórum Capuccinórum, caritáte et oratióne insígnis; quem, miráculis clarum, Pius Papa Undécimus Sanctórum número adscrípsit. At Wertingen in Bavaria, St. Conrad of Parzham, confessor, of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, outstanding both for prayer and for love of neighbour.  Being renowned for miracles, Pope Pius XI enrolled him among the number of the saints.
Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R.  Deo grátias.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R.
  Thanks be to God.
April XXI.
St. Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, Confessor
St. Anastasius the Sinaite, Anchoret
St. Anastasius I., Patriarch of Antioch
St. Anastasius, Surnamed the Younger, Patriarch of Antioch, Martyr
St. Beuno, or Beunor, Abbot of Clynnog, in Caernarvonshire, Confessor
St. Eingan, or Eneon, Confessor
St. Malrubius, Martyr

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Duodécimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna

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Duodécimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna. The Twentieth Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Sulpícii et Serviliáni, qui, prædicatióne et miráculis beátæ Domitíllæ Vírginis ad Christi fidem convérsi, ambo, cum nollent idólis immoláre, in persecutióne Trajáni, a Præfécto Urbis Aniáno sunt cápite cæsi. At Rome, the holy martyrs Sulpicius and Servilian, who were converted to the faith of Christ by the speeches and the miracles of the holy virgin Domitilla. Because they refused to sacrifice to the idols, they were beheaded by Anian, prefect of the city, in the persecution of Trajan.

Nicomedíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Victóris, Zótici, Zenónis, Acíndyni, Cæsárei, Severiáni, Chrysóphori, Theónæ et Antoníni, qui, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, passióne ac signis beáti Geórgii ad Christum convérsi sunt, et ob intrépidam fídei confessiónem, várie tentáti, martyrium complevérunt. At Nicomedia, the holy martyrs Victor, Zoticus, Zeno, Acindynus, Caesareus, Severian, Chrysophorus, Theonas, and Antonine. They were converted to Christ by the miracles and the martyrdom of St. George, and because of their own dauntless confession of the faith, they were tortured in various ways under the Emperor Diocletian, and thus completed their martyrdom.

Tomis, in Scythia, sancti Theótimi Epíscopi, quem, ob insígnem ipsíus sanctitátem atque mirácula, étiam infidéles bárbari veneráti sunt. At Tomis in Scythia, Bishop St. Theotimus, whose great sanctity and miracles procured him the respect even of unbelieving barbarians.

Ebredúni, in Gálliis, sancti Marcellíni, qui fuit primus ejúsdem urbis Epíscopus. Hic, Dei mónitu, cum sanctis Sóciis Vincéntio et Domníno, ex Africa venit, et máximam Alpium maritimárum partem verbo et signis admirándis, quibus usque hódie refúlget, ad Christi fidem convértit. At Embrun in France, St. Marcellin, first bishop of that city. By divine inspiration he came from Africa with his holy companions Vincent and Domninus, and converted the greater portion of the inhabitants of the Maritime Alps by his preaching, and by the wonderful prodigies which he still continues to work.

Antisiodóri sancti Marciáni Presbyteri. At Auxerre, the priest St. Marcian.

Apud Constantinópolim sancti Theodóri Confessóris, ab áspera cilícii veste, qua tegebátur, cognoménto Tríchinas, qui multis virtútibus, præsértim advérsus dæmones, cláruit; ex cujus córpore scatúriens unguéntum ægrótis sanitátem impértit. At Constantinople, St. Theodore, confessor, surnamed Trichinas, from the rough garment of hair which he wore. He was renowned for many miracles, but especially for his power over the demons. From his body issues a liquid that imparts health to the sick.

In Monte Politiáno, in Túscia, sanctæ Agnétis Vírginis, ex Ordine sancti Domínici, miráculis claræ. At Monte Pulciano, St. Agnes, a virgin of the Order of St. Dominic, celebrated for her miracles.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R.  Deo grátias.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R.  Thanks be to God.

April XX.
St. Agnes of Monte Pulciano, Virgin and Abbess
St. Serf, or Servanus, Bishop
St. James of Sclavonia, or Illyricum, Confessor

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