Octávo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna.

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Octávo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Twenty-Fifth Day of May. The Night of the Moon.

Salérni deposítio beáti Gregórii Séptimi, Papæ et Confessóris, ecclesiásticæ libertátis propugnatóris ac defensóris acérrimi. At Salerno, the death of blessed Pope Gregory VII, a most zealous protector and champion of Church liberty.
Romæ, via Nomentána, natális beáti Urbáni Primi, Papæ et Mártyris, cujus exhortatióne et doctrína complúres (in quibus fuére Tibúrtius et Valeriánus) Christi suscepérunt fidem, et pro ea martyrium subiérunt.  Ipse quoque, in persecutióne Alexándri Sevéri, multa passus pro Ecclésia Dei, tandem, cervícibus abscíssis, martyrio coronátus est. At Rome, on the Via Nomentana, the birthday of blessed Urban, pope and martyr, by whose exhortation and teaching many persons, among whom were Tiburtius and Valerian, received the faith of Christ and suffered martyrdom for it.  He himself endured many afflictions for the Church of God, and was crowned with martyrdom by being beheaded in the persecution of Alexander Severus.
Girvi, in Anglia, tránsitus sancti Bedæ Venerábilis, Presbyteri, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, sanctitáte et eruditióne celebérrimi.  Ipsíus autem festum recólitur sexto Kaléndas Júnii. At Jarrow in England, the death of St. Venerable Bede, priest, confessor and doctor of the Church, well known for his sanctity and scholarship.  His feast, however, is celebrated on the 27th day of May.
Floréntiæ natális sanctæ Maríæ-Magdalénæ de Pazzis, Vírginis, ex Ordine Carmelitárum, vita et sanctitáte illústris.  Ejus vero festívitas quarto Kaléndas Júnii celebrátur. At Florence, the birthday of St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi, a virgin of the Order of the Carmelites, who is famed for her holy life.  Her feast is observed on the 29th of May.
Doróstori, in Mysia inferióre, item natális sanctórum Mártyrum Pasícratis, Valentiónis et aliórum duórum, simul coronatórum. At Silistria in Bulgaria, the birthday of the holy martyrs Pasicrates, Valentio, and two others crowned with them.
Medioláni sancti Dionysii Epíscopi, qui, ab Ariáno Imperatóre Constántio in Cappadóciam pro fide cathólica relegátus, ibídem, propióre Martyribus título, spíritum Deo réddidit.  Ejus sacrum corpus ab Aurélio Epíscopo transmíssum est Mediolánum ad beátum Ambrósium Epíscopum; cui piæ actióni offícium quoque sancti Basilíi Magni accessísse tráditur. At Milan, Bishop St. Denis, who for the Catholic faith was exiled into Cappadocia by the Arian emperor Constantius, where he yielded his soul to God in a manner almost like that of the martyrs.  His revered body was sent to blessed Bishop Ambrose at Milan, by Bishop Aurelius, with the help, it is said, of St. Basil the Great.
Floréntiæ natális sancti Zenóbii, ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopi, vitæ sanctitáte ac miraculórum glória conspícui. At Florence, the birthday of St. Zenobius, bishop of that city, renowned for the sanctity of his life and his glorious miracles.
In Británnia sancti Aldélmi, Epíscopi Schireburgénsis. In England, St. Aldhelm, bishop of Sherborne.
In território Tricassíno sancti Leónis Confessóris. In the territory of Troyes, St. Leo, confessor.
Lutétiæ Parisiórum sanctæ Magdalénæ-Sophíæ Barat, Fundatrícis Institúti Sorórum a Sacro Corde Jesu; quæ pro Christiána puellárum informatióne valde adlaborávit, et a Pio Papa Undécimo in sanctárum Vírginum catálogum fuit reláta. At Paris, St. Madeleine-Sophie Barat, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, who devoted her labours for the Christian education of girls.  She was added to the list of holy virgins by Pope Pius XI.
Vérulis, in Hérnicis, Translátio sanctæ Maríæ Jacóbi; cujus sacrum corpus plúrimis miráculis illustrátur. At Veroli in Campania, the translation of St. Mary, the mother of James, whose revered body is noted for many miracles.
Assísii, in Umbria, item Translátio sancti Francísci Confessóris, témpore Gregórii Papæ Noni. At Assisi in Umbria, the translation of St. Francis, confessor, in the time of Pope Gregory IX.
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.

 

May XXV.
St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, Virgin
St. Urban, Pope and Martyr
St. Adhelm, or Aldhelm, Bishop
St. Gregory VII., Pope and Confessor
SS. Maximus, or Mauxe, and Venerand, Martyrs in Normandy
St. Dumhade of Ireland, Abbot

 

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Nono Kaléndas Júnii. Luna

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Nono Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Twenty-Fourth Day of May. The Night of the Moon. 

Antiochíæ natális sancti Mánahen, qui fuit Heródis Tetrárchæ collactáneus, atque, Doctor et Prophéta exsístens sub grátia novi Testaménti, in eádem urbe quiévit. At Antioch, the birthday of St. Manahen, foster-brother of Herod the Tetrach. He was a doctor and prophet under the grace of the New Testament, and his remains now lie in the city of Antioch.

Item beátæ Joánnæ, uxóris Chuzæ, procuratóris Heródis, quam Lucas Evangelísta commémorat. Also, blessed Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, mentioned by the evangelist St. Luke.

In Portu Románo natális sancti Vincéntii Mártyris. At Porto, the birthday of St. Vincent, martyr.

Nannéte, in Británnia minóre, beatórum Mártyrum Donatiáni et Rogatiáni fratrum, qui, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, pro constántia fídei, in cárcerem missi, et in equúleo suspénsi ac laniáti, deínde láncea militári confóssi, novíssime cápite præcísi sunt. At Nantes in Brittany, in the time of Emperor Diocletian, the blessed martyrs Donatian and Rogatian, brothers, who, because of their constancy in the faith, were sent to prison, stretched on the rack, and lacerated. Finally, they were pierced through with a soldier’s lance, and then beheaded.

In Istria sanctórum Mártyrum Zoélli, Servílii, Felícis, Silváni, et Dióclis. In Istria, the holy martyrs Zoellus, Servilius, Felix, Silvanus, and Diocles.

Eódem die sanctórum Mártyrum Melétii, ducis exércitus, ac Sociórum ejus ducentórum et quinquagínta duórum mílitum; qui divérso mortis génere martyrium complevérunt. Also, the holy martyrs Meletius, who was a military officer, and two hundred and fifty-two of his companions, who achieved their martyrdom by various kinds of deaths.

Item sanctárum Mártyrum Susánnæ, Marciánæ et Palládiæ, eorúndem mílitum uxórum, quæ, una cum párvulis suis, confráctæ sunt. Also, the holy martyrs Susanna, Marciana, and Palladia, wives of the soldiers just mentioned, who were put to death with their young children.

Medioláni sancti Robustiáni Mártyris. At Milan, St. Robustian, martyr.

Bríxiæ sanctæ Afræ Mártyris, quæ sub Hadriáno Imperatóre passa est. At Brescia, St. Afra, martyr, who suffered under Emperor Hadrian.

In monastério Lirinénsi, in Gállia, sancti Vincéntii Presbyteri, doctrína et sanctitáte conspícui. In the monastery of Lerins, St. Vincent, a priest eminent for learning and sanctity.

Marróchii, in Africa, beáti Joánnis de Prado, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum et Mártyris; qui, in prædicatióne Evangélii, post víncula, cárceres, flagélla plurimáque ália torménta, pro Christo fórtiter toleráta, per ignem martyrium consummávit. At Morocco in Africa, the passion of blessed John of Prado, priest and martyr of the Order of Friars Minor. While preaching the Gospel, he was bound, imprisoned, and scourged; and after enduring with fortitude many other torments for Christ, fulfilled his martyrdom by fire.

Bonóniæ Translátio sancti Domínici Confessóris, témpore Gregórii Papæ Noni. At Bologna, the translation of St. Dominic, confessor, in the time of Pope Gregory IX.

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

May XXIV.
St. Vincent of Lerins, Confessor
SS. Donatian and Rogatian, Martyrs
St. John de Prado, Priest and Martyr

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Décimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna

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Décimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Twenty-Third Day of May. The Night of the Moon. 

Apud Língonas, in Gállia, pássio sancti Desidérii Epíscopi, qui, cum plebem suam ab exércitu Wandalórum vexári cérneret, ad Regem eórum pro ea supplicatúrus accéssit; a quo statim jugulári jussus, pro óvibus sibi créditis cervícem libénter exténdit, et, percússus gládio, migrávit ad Christum. Passi sunt autem cum ipso et álii plures de número gregis sui, qui apud eándem urbem cónditi sunt. At Langres in France, the martyrdom of the holy bishop Desiderius, who visited the king to offer entreaties in behalf of his people who were mistreated by the Vandal army. He was immediately condemned to beheading, and willingly presenting his head to receive the blow of the sword, he died for the sheep committed to his charge and departed for heaven. With him suffered many of his flock, who are buried in the same city.

In Hispánia sanctórum Mártyrum Epitácii Epíscopi, et Basiléi. In Spain, the holy martyrs Epitacius, a bishop, and Basileus.

In território Lugdunénsi sancti Desidérii, Epíscopi Viennénsis; qui, Theodoríci Regis jussu lapídibus óbrutus, martyrio coronátur. In the territory of Lyons, St. Desiderius, bishop of Vienne, who was crowned with martyrdom by being stoned at the order of King Theodoric.

In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Quinctiáni, Lúcii et Juliáni, qui, in persecutióne Wandálica passi, ætérnas corónas meruérunt. In Africa, the holy martyrs Quintian, Lucius, and Julian, who merited eternal crowns by their sufferings, during the persecution of the Vandals.

In Cappadócia commemorátio sanctórum Mártyrum, qui, in persecutióne Maximiáni Galérii, confráctis crúribus, necáti sunt; item eórum, qui eódem témpore, in Mesopotámia, appénsi pédibus in sublíme, cápite verso deórsum, suffocáti fumo et lento igne consúmpti, martyrium complevérunt. In Cappadocia, the commemoration of the holy martyrs who died by having their legs crushed, in the persecution of Maximian Galerius. Also in Mesopotamia, those martyrs who, at the same time, were suspended in the air with their heads downward, suffocated with smoke, and consumed by a slow fire, thus fulfilling their martyrdom.

Synnadæ, in Phrygia, sancti Michaélis Epíscopi. At Synnada in Phrygia, St. Michael, bishop.

Ipso die sancti Mercuriális Epíscopi. The same day, St. Mercurialis, bishop.

Neápoli, in Campánia, sancti Euphébii Epíscopi. At Naples in Campania, St. Euphebius, bishop.

Romæ sancti Joánnis Baptístæ de Rossi, Presbyteri et Confessóris, patiéntia et caritáte in evangelizándis paupéribus insígnis. At Rome, St. John Baptist de Rossi, priest and confessor, a man illustrious for his patience and his zeal in preaching the Gospel to the poor.

Apud Núrsiam sanctórum Eutychii et Floréntii Monachórum, quorum méminit beátus Gregórius Papa. At Norcia, Saints Eutychius and Florentius, monks, mentioned by the blessed Pope Gregory.

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

May XXIII.
St. Julia, Virgin and Martyr
St. Desiderius, Bishop of Langres, Martyr
St. Desiderius, Bishop of Vienne, Martyr

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Undécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna

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Undécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Twenty-Second Day of May. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Faustíni, Timóthei et Venústi. At Rome, the holy martyrs Faustinus, Timothy, and Venustus.

In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Casti et Æmílii, qui per passiónis ignem martyrium consummárunt. Hos (ut beátus Cypriánus scribit), in prima congressióne devíctos, Dóminus victóres in secúndo prælio réddidit, ut fortióres ígnibus fíerent qui ígnibus ante cessíssent. In Africa, the holy martyrs Castus and Aemilius, who met their martyrdom by fire, St. Cyprian says that there were overcome by the first trial, but that in the second God made them victorious, so that those who had first weakened in the face of the fire were made mightier than the flames.

Cománæ, in Ponto, sancti Basilísci Mártyris, qui, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre et Agríppa Prǽside, férreas calceátus crépidas, ignítis clavis confíxas, múltaque ália passus, demum, cápite obtruncátus et in flumen projéctus, martyrii glóriam consecútus est. At Comana in Pontus, under Emperor Maximian and the governor Agrippa, the holy martyr Basiliscus, who was forced to wear iron shoes pierced with heated nails, and who endured many other trials. He was finally beheaded and thrown into the river, which gained for him the crown of martyrdom.

In Córsica sanctæ Júliæ Vírginis, quæ crucis supplício coronáta est. In Corsica, St. Julia, virgin, who won her crown by being crucified.

In Hispánia sanctæ Quitériæ, Vírginis et Mártyris. In Spain, St. Quiteria, virgin and martyr.

Ravénnæ sancti Marciáni, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Ravenna, St. Marcian, bishop and confessor.

Pistórii, in Túscia, beáti Atthónis Epíscopi, ex Ordine Vallis Umbrósæ. At Pistoia in Tuscany, the bishop, blessed Attho, of the Order of Vallombrosa.

In pago Antisiodorénsi beáti Románi Abbátis, qui sancto Benedícto ministrávit in specu; inde, in Gállias proféctus, ibi, ædificáto monastério relictísque multis sanctitátis alúmnis, quiévit in Dómino. In the diocese of Auxerre, Abbot St. Romanus, who ministered to St. Benedict in his cave. Going later to France, he built a monastery there, and leaving many disciples and imitators of his sanctity, went to rest in the Lord.

Apud Aquínum sancti Fulci Confessóris. At Aquino, St. Fulk, confessor. Antisiodóri sanctæ Hélenæ Vírginis. At Auxerre, St. Helen, virgin.

Cássiæ, in Umbria, sanctæ Ritæ Víduæ, Moniális ex Ordine Eremitárum sancti Augustíni; quæ, post sæculi núptias, ætérnum sponsum Christum únice diléxit. At Cascia in Umbria, St. Rita, a widow and nun of the Order of the Hermits of St. Augustine, who, after being disengaged from her earthly marriage, loved only her eternal spouse Christ.

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

May XXII.
St. Yvo, Confessor
St. Basiliscus, Bishop of Comana in Pontius, Martyr
SS. Castus and Æmilius, Martyrs
St. Bobo, Confessor
St. Conall, Abbot in Ireland

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Duodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna.

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Duodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna. The Twenty-First Day of May. The Night of the Moon.

 

Sancti Valéntis Epíscopi, qui, una cum tribus púeris, necátus est. St. Valens, bishop, who was put to death along with three children.
Alexandríæ commemorátio sanctórum Mártyrum Secúndi Presbyteri, et aliórum; quos sacris diébus Pentecóstes, sub Constántio Imperatóre, Ariánus Epíscopus Geórgius sævíssime occídi præcépit. At Alexandria, the commemoration of the holy martyrs Secundus, a priest, and others, whom the Arian bishop George ordered to be barbarously slain during the holy days of Pentecost, under Emperor Constantius.
In Mauritánia Cæsariénsi natális sanctórum Mártyrum Diaconórum Timóthei, Pólii et Eutychii, qui, in eádem regióne dísseminántes verbum Dei, páriter coronári meruérunt. In Morocco, the birthday of the holy martyrs Timothy, Polius, and Eutychius, deacons, who merited to be crowned together for spreading the word of God in that region.
Cæsaréæ, in Cappadócia, item natális sanctórum Mártyrum Polyéucti, Victórii et Donáti. At Caesarea in Cappadocia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Polyeuctus, Victorinus, and Donatus.
Córdubæ, in Hispánia, sancti Secundíni Mártyris. At Cordova, the martyr St. Secundinus.
Eódem die sanctórum Mártyrum Synésii et Theopómpi. The same day, the holy martyrs Synesius and Theopompus.
Cæsaréæ Philíppi natális sanctórum Mártyrum Nicóstrati et Antíochi Tribunórum, cum áliis milítibus. At Caesarea Philippi, the holy martyrs Nicostratus and Antiochus, tribunes, with other soldiers.
Alexandríæ commemorátio sanctórum Episcopórum et Presbyterórum; qui, ab Ariánis exsílio relegáti, sanctis Confessóribus sociári meruérunt. At Alexandria, the commemoration of the saintly bishops and priests, who were banished by the Arians, and merited to be numbered among the holy confessors.
Níciæ, apud Varum flúvium, sancti Hospítii Confessóris, abstinéntiæ virtúte ac prophetíæ spíritu insígnis. At Nice in France, St. Hospitius, confessor, distinguished by the virtue of abstinence and the spirit of prophecy.
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.

 

May XXI.
St. Felix of Cantalicio, Confessor
St. Godrick, Hermit
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Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna.

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Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna. The Twentieth Day of May. The Night of the Moon.

Aquilæ, in Vestínis, sancti Bernardíni Senénsis, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum et Confessóris, qui verbo et exémplo Itáliam illustrávit. At Aquila in Abruzzi, St. Bernardine of Siena, priest of the Order of Friars Minor, who added to the glory of Italy by his preaching and his example.
Romæ sanctæ Plautíllæ, féminæ Consuláris, quæ beatórum Mártyrum Flávii Cleméntis Cónsulis soror et Fláviæ Domitíllæ Vírginis mater éxstitit; atque, a sancto Petro Apóstolo baptizáta, ómnium virtútum laude refúlgens, quiévit in pace. At Rome, St. Plautilla, wife of a consul, sister of the consul Flavius Clemens, and mother of the holy virgin Flavia Domitilla, both martyrs.  She was baptized by the apostle St. Peter, and after giving an example of all the virtues, she rested in peace.
Item Romæ, via Salária, natális sanctæ Basíllæ Vírginis, quæ, cum esset ex régio génere, et illustríssimum sponsum habéret illúmque dimisísset, accusáta fuit ab eo quod esset Christiána, et mox decrétum est a Galliéno Augústo ut aut sponsum recíperet, aut gládio interíret; cumque ipsa Virgo, convénta de hoc, respondísset se Regem regum habére sponsum, gládio transverberáta est. Also at Rome, on the Salarian Way, the birthday of St. Basilla, virgin, who was of a royal family and betrothed to a nobleman.  When she refused to marry him, he accused her of being a Christian.  Emperor Gallienus gave orders that she should accept the person to whom she had been engaged, or die by the sword.  Being informed of this, and answering that she had for her spouse the King of kings, she was pierced with a sword.
Eglise Saint-Baudile, Nimes
Nemáusi, in Gálliis, sancti Baudélii Mártyris, qui comprehénsus est a Pagánis, et cum sacrificáre nollet idólis et in Christi fide inter vérbera  et torménta immóbilis persísteret, martyrii palmam pretiósa morte suscépit. At Nimes in France, St. Baudelius, martyr.  Being arrested, but refusing to sacrifice to idols, and remaining immovable in the faith of Christ, despite blows and tortures, he gained the palm of martyrdom by his praiseworthy death.
Edéssæ, apud Ægas, in Cilícia, sanctórum Mártyrum Thalelǽi, Astérii, Alexándri et Sociórum, qui sub Numeriáno Imperatóre passi sunt. At Edessa near Aegea in Cilicia, the holy martyrs Thalalaeus, Asterius, Alexander, and their companions, who suffered under Emperor Numerian.
In Thebáide sancti Aquilæ Mártyris, qui pectínibus pro Christo dilaniátus fuit. In Thebais, St. Aquila, martyr to the faith, whose body was torn with iron combs.
The Cathedral of Bourges
Apud Bitúrcias, in Aquitánia, sancti Austregísili, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Bourges in France, St. Austregisil, bishop and confessor.
Bríxiæ sancti Anastásii Epíscopi. At Brescia, St. Anastasius, bishop.
Papíæ sancti Theodóri Epíscopi. At Pavia, St. Theodore, bishop.
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.
May XX.
St. Bernardin of Sienna, Confessor
St. Ethelbert, King of the East-Angles, Martyr
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Quintodécimo Kaléndas Júnii.

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Quintodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna. The Eighteenth Day of May. The Night of the Moon.

Cameríni sancti Venántii Mártyris, qui, annos quíndecim natus, sub Décio Imperatóre et Antíocho Præside, una cum áliis decem, gloriósi certáminis cursum, cervícibus abscíssis implévit. At Camerino, the holy martyr Venantius, who, at fifteen years of age, along with ten others, ended a glorious ordeal by being beheaded under Emperor Decius and the governor Antiochus.
Romæ Litaníæ minóres ad sanctam Maríam Majórem. At Rome, the Lesser Litanies in the church of St. Mary Major.
Ravénnæ, natális sancti Joánnis Primi, Papæ et Mártyris; qui, ab Ariáno Itáliæ Rege Theodoríco illuc dolo evocátus, ibídem, ab eo propter orthodóxam fidem diu macerátus in cárcere, vitam finívit.  Ipsíus autem festum recólitur sexto Kaléndas Júnii, quo die sacrum ejus corpus, Romam relátum, in Basílica sancti Petri, Apostolórum Príncipis, sepúltum est. The birthday of St. John I, pope and martyr, who was called to Ravenna by the Arian king of Italy, Theodoric, and died there after being in prison a long time for the true faith.  His feast, however, is celebrated on the 27th of May, the day on which his revered body was taken to Rome and buried in the basilica of St. Peter, prince of the apostles.
Spoléti  sancti Felícis Epíscopi, qui, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre, martyrii palmam adéptus est. At Spoleto, St. Felix, a bishop who obtained the palm of martyrdom under Emperor Maximian.
Heracléæ, in Ægypto, sancti Potamónis Epíscopi, qui primum, sub Maximiáno Galério, Confessor fuit; deínde, sub Constántio Imperatóre et Ariáno Prǽside Philágrio, martyrio coronátus est.  Ipsum vero beátum virum sancti Ecclésiæ Patres Athanásius et Epiphánius suis láudibus celebrárunt. At Heraclea in Egypt, Bishop St. Potamon, first a confessor under Maximian Galerius, and afterwards, a martyr under Emperor Constantius, and the Arian governor Philagrius.  Athanasius and Epiphanius, Fathers of the Church, have sung the praises of this holy man.
In Ægypto sancti Dióscori Lectóris, in quem Præses multa et vária torménta ita exércuit, ut ungues ejus effóderet et lampádibus látera inflammáret, sed, cæléstis lúminis fulgóre pertérriti, cecidérunt minístri; novíssime autem ipse Dióscorus, láminis ardéntibus adústus, martyrium consummávit. In Egypt, St. Dioscorus, a lector, who was subjected by the governor to many and diverse torments, such as the tearing off of his nails and the burning of his sides with torches; but a light from heaven having prostrated the executioners, the saint’s martyrdom was finally ended by having red-hot metal plates applied to his body.
Ancyræ, in Galátia, sancti Theódoti Mártyris, et sanctárum septem Vírginum et Mártyrum, scílicet Thecúsæ, quæ ipsíus Theódoti erat ámita, Alexándræ, Cláudiæ, Phaínæ, Euphrásiæ, Matrónæ et Julíttæ.  Hæ a Prǽside primum prostitútæ, sed Dei virtúte servátæ, deínde, lapídibus ad colla ligátis, in palúdem mersæ sunt; quarum relíquias colléctas cum Theódotus honorífice sepelísset, ídeo, comprehénsus a Prǽside, sævíssime dilaniátus est, ac demum, ense percússus, martyrii corónam accépit. At Ancyra in Galatia, the martyr St. Theodotus, and the holy virgins Thecusa, his aunt, Alexandra, Claudia, Faina, Euphrasia, Matrona, and Julitta.  They were at first taken to a place of debauchery, but the power of God prevented them from evil, and they later had stones fastened to their necks and were plunged into a lake.  For gathering the remains and burying them honorably, Theodotus was arrested by the governor, and after having been horribly lacerated, was put to the sword, and thus received the crown of martyrdom.
Upsali, in Suécia, sancti Eríci, Regis et Mártyris. At Upsal in Sweden, St. Erik, king and martyr.
Romæ sancti Felícis Confessóris, ex Ordine Minórum Capuccinórum, evangélica simplicitáte et caritáte conspícui; quem Clemens Undécimus, Póntifex Máximus, Sanctórum fastis adscrípsit. At Rome, St. Felix, confessor of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, celebrated for his evangelical simplicity and charity.  He was inscribed on the roll of the saints by the Sovereign Pontiff Clement XI.
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.

 

May XVIII.
St. Eric, King of Sweden, Martyr
St. Theodotus, Vintner, and Seven Virgins, Martyrs
St. Venantius, Martyr
St. Potamon, Bishop and Martyr

 

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Sextodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna.

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Sextodécimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna. The Seventeenth Day of May. The Night of the Moon.

Apud Villam Regálem, in Hispánia, sancti Paschális, ex Ordine Minórum, Confessóris, miræ innocéntiæ et pæniténtiæ viri; quem Leo Papa Décimus tértius cæléstem eucharisticórum Cœtuum et Societátum a sanctíssima Eucharístia Patrónum declarávit. At Villareal in Spain, St. Paschal of the Order of Friars Minor, confessor.  He was a man remarkable for innocence of life and the spirit of penance, whom Pope Leo XIII declared to be the heavenly patron of Eucharistic Congresses and of societies formed to honour the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Noviodúni, in Gálliis, sanctórum Mártyrum Herádii, Pauli et Aquilíni, cum duóbus áliis. At Noyon in France, the holy martyrs Heradius, Paul, and Aquilinus, with two others.
Chalcédone sanctórum Mártyrum Solochónis et Sociórum mílitum, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre. At Chalcedon, the holy martyrs Solochan and his companions.
Alexandríæ sanctórum Mártyrum Adriónis, Victóris et Basíllæ. At Alexandria, the holy martyrs Adrion, Victor, and Basilla.
Eódem die sanctæ Restitútæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ, in Africa, Valeriáno imperánte, a Próculo Júdice várie torta, et in navículam pice et stupa refértam, ut in mari comburerétur, impósita, tandem, cum in incensóres, immísso igne, flamma converterétur, in oratióne spíritum Deo réddidit.  Ipsíus corpus cum eádem navícula, Dei nutu, ad Ænáriam ínsulam, prope Neápolim, in Campánia, devéctum est, et a Christiánis magna veneratióne suscéptum; ac póstmodum in ejus honórem Constantínus Magnus Basílicam in ipsa urbe Neápoli erigéndam curávit. Also St. Restituta, virgin and martyr, who was subjected to various kinds of tortures in Africa by the judge Proculus, in the reign of Valerian, and then put in a boat filled with pitch and oakum, to be burned to death on the sea.  But the flame turned on those who kindled it, and the saint yielded her soul to God in prayer.  Her body was, by Divine Providence, carried in the boat to the island of Ischia, near Naples, where it was received by the Christians with great veneration.  A church was afterwards erected in her honour at Naples by Constantine the Great.
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.

 

May XVII.
St. Paschal Baylon, Confessor
St. Possidius, Bishop and Confessor
St. Maden, or Madern, Confessor
St. Maw, Confessor
St. Cathan, Bishop and Confessor
St. Silave, or Silan, Bishop and Confessor in Ireland

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Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna.

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Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Júnii. Luna. The Sixteenth Day of May. The Night of the Moon.

Eugúbii sancti Ubáldi, Epíscopi et Confessóris, miráculis clari. At Gubbio, St. Ubaldus, bishop and confessor renowned for his miracles.
Antisiodóri pássio sancti Peregríni, qui fuit primus ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopus.  Hic, a beáto Xysto Papa Secúndo in Gállias, una cum áliis Cléricis, missus, ibi, Evangélicæ prædicatiónis múnere expléto, capitáli senténtia damnátus corónam méruit sempitérnam. At Auxerre, the passion of St. Peregrinus, first bishop of that city.  He was sent into France with other clerics by the blessed Pope Sixtus II, and having accomplished his work of preaching the Gospel, he was condemned to capital punishment, and merited for himself an everlasting crown.
In Pérside sanctórum Mártyrum Audæ Epíscopi, septem Presbyterórum, novem Diaconórum, et septem Vírginum; qui sub Isdegérde Rege, variis tormentórum genéribus cruciáti, gloriósum martyrium complevérunt. In Persia, the holy martyrs Audas, a bishop, seven priests, nine deacons and seven virgins, who endured various kins of torments under King Isdegerdes, and thus gloriously completed their martyrdom.
Pragæ, in Bohémia, sancti Joánnis Nepomucéni, Metropolitánæ Ecclésiæ Canónici; qui, frustra tentátus ut sigílli sacramentális fidem próderet, martyrii palmam, in flumen Moldávam dejéctus, eméruit. At Prague in Bohemia, St. John Nepomucene, a canon of the cathedral church, who, being tempted in vain to betray the secret of confession, was cast into the River Moldau, and thus won the palm of martyrdom.
In Isáuria natális sanctórum Mártyrum Aquilíni et Victoriáni. In Isauria, the birthday of the holy martyrs Aquilinus and Victorian.
Uzali, in Africa, sanctórum Mártyrum Felícis et Gennádii. At Uzalis in Africa, the holy martyrs Felix and Gennadius.
In Palæstína pássio sanctórum Monachórum, a Saracénis in laura sancti Sabbæ interfectórum. In Palestine, the martyrdom of the holy monks massacred by the Saracens in the monastery of St. Sabbas.
Janóviæ, apud Pinsk, in Polésia, sancti Andréæ Bobóla, Sacerdótis e Societáte Jesu, qui, a schismáticis innumerabília tormentórum génera perpéssus, illústri martyrio coronátus est. At Janow, near Pinsk in Lithuania, St. Andrew Bobola, priest of the Society of Jesus, who having suffered many kinds of torments at the hands of the schismatics, was crowned with an illustrious martyrdom.
Ambiáni, in Gállia, sancti Honoráti Epíscopi. At Amiens in France, St. Honoratus, bishop.
Apud Cenómanos, in Gállia, sancti Dómnoli Epíscopi. At Le Mans in France, St. Domnolus, bishop.
Mirándulæ, in Æmília, sancti Possídii, Calaménsis in Numídia Epíscopi, qui fuit sancti Augustíni discípulus, ejúsque præcláram vitam scripsit. At Mirandola in Aemilia, St. Possidius, bishop of Calamae, and disciple of St. Augustine, of whose glorious life he wrote a history.
In monastério Enachduinénsi, in Hibérnia, tránsitus sancti Brendáni Presbyteri et Clonferténsis Abbátis. In the monastery of Enachduin in Ireland, the death of St. Brendan, abbot of Clonfert.
Trecis, in Gállia, sancti Fídoli Confessóris. At Treves in France, St. Fidolus, confessor.
Apud Forum Júlii, in Gállia, sanctæ Máximæ Vírginis, quæ, multis clara virtútibus, in pace quiévit. At Fréjus in France, St. Maxima, virgin, who died in peace with a reputation for many virtues.
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.
May XVI.
St. John Nepomucen, Martyr
St. Simon Stock, Confessor
St. Ubaldus, Bishop of Gubio
St. Honoratus, in French Honore, Bishop of Amiens, Confessor
St. Abdjesus, or Hebedjesus, Bishop and Martyr
St. Abdas, Bishop of Cascar
St. Brendan the Elder, Abbot in Ireland

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Idibus Maji. Luna

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Idibus Maji. Luna. The Fifteenth Day of May. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Joánnis Baptístæ de La Salle, Presbyteri et Confessóris, qui Sodalitátis Fratrum Scholárum Christianárum fuit Institútor, ac séptimo Idus Aprílis obdormívit in Dómino. St. John Baptist de la Salle, priest and confessor, who founded the Society of Brothers of the Christian Schools. He went to rest in the Lord on the 7th of April.

In Hispánia sanctórum Torquáti, Ctesiphóntis, Secúndi, Indalétii, Cæcílii, Hesychii et Euphrásii; qui Romæ a sanctis Apóstolis Epíscopi ordináti, et ad prædicándum verbum Dei in Hispánias dirécti sunt. Cum autem hi váriis úrbibus evangelizássent, et innúmeras multitúdines ad Christi fidem perduxíssent, divérsis in ea província locis quievérunt; scílicet Torquátus Acci, Ctésiphon Vérgii, Secúndus Abulæ, Indalétius Urci, Cæcílius Illíberi, Hesychius Cartéjæ et Euphrásius Illitúrgi. In Spain, the Saints Torquatus, Ctesiphon, Secundus, Indaletius, Cecilius, Hesychius, and Euphrasius, who were consecrated bishops at Rome by the holy apostles, and sent to Spain to preach the word of God. When they had evangelized various cities, and brought innumerable multitudes under the yoke of Christ, they rested in peace in different places in that country: Torquatus at Cadiz, Ctesiphon at Vierco, Secundus at Avila, Indaletius at Portilla, Cecílius at Elvira, Hesychius at Gibraltar, and Euphrasius at Anduxar.

Fausínæ, in Sardínia, sancti Simplícii, Epíscopi et Mártyris, qui, Diocletiáni témpore, sub Bárbaro Prǽside, perfóssus láncea martyrium consummávit. At Fausina in Sardinia, in the time of Diocletian and the governor Barbarus, Bishop St. Simplicius, who was pierced with a lance and thus gained martyrdom.

Eboræ, in Lusitánia, sancti Máncii Mártyris. At Evora in Portugal, St. Mancius, martyr.

In ínsula Chio natális beáti Isidóri Mártyris, in cujus Basílica exstat púteus, in quem fertur fuísse injéctus, de cujus aqua infírmi potáti sæpius sanántur. In the island of Chio, the birthday of blessed Isidore, martyr, in whose church is a well into which he is said to have been thrown. By drinking of the water of this well, the sick are frequently cured.

Lampásci, in Hellespónto, pássio sanctórum Petri, Andréæ, Pauli et Dionysiæ. At Lampascum in the Hellespont, the martyrdom of the Saints Peter, Andrew, Paul, and Dionysia.

Arvérnis, in Gállia, sanctórum Mártyrum Cássii, Victoríni, Máximi et Sociórum. In the Auvergne in France, the holy martyrs Cassius, Victorinus, Maximus, and their companions.

Ghelæ, in Brabántia, sanctæ Dympnæ, Vírginis et Mártyris, fíliæ Regis Hibernórum; quæ, cum in fide Christi et virginitáte servánda permanéret immóbilis, a patre jussa est decollári. At Gheel in Brabant, St. Dymphna, virgin and martyr, daughter of the king of Ireland. By order of her father, she was beheaded for the faith of Christ and the preservation of her virginity.

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.

May XIV.
St. Boniface, Martyr
St. Pachomius, Abbot
St. Pontius, an Illustrious Primitive Martyr
St. Carthagh, or Mochudu, Bishop of Lismore

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