Décimo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna.

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Décimo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna. The Twenty-Third Day of August. The Night of the Moon.

Vigília sancti Bartholomǽi Apóstoli.
The Vigil of St. Bartholomew, Apostle.

Sancti Philíppi Benítii, Confessóris, qui Ordinis Servórum beátæ Maríæ Vírginis éxstitit propagátor, ac prídie hujus diéi migrávit ad Dóminum.
St. Philip Beniti, confessor, promoter of the Order of the Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who departed to the Lord on the previous day.
Apud Ostia Tiberína sanctórum Mártyrum Quiríaci Epíscopi, Máximi Presbyteri, Archelái Diáconi, et Sociórum, qui sub Ulpiáno Præfécto, témpore Alexándri, passi sunt.
At Ostia, the holy martyrs Quiriacus, bishop, Maximus, priest, Archelaus, deacon, and their companions, who suffered under prefect Ulpian, in the time of Alexander.
Antiochíæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Restitúti, Donáti, Valeriáni et Fructuósæ, cum áliis duódecim; qui præclaríssimo confessiónis honóre coronáti sunt.
At Antioch, the birthday of the holy martyrs Restitutus, Donatus, Valerian, and Fructuosa, with twelve others, who were crowned after having distinguished themselves by a glorious confession.
Ægǽæ, in Cilícia, sanctórum Mártyrum fratrum Cláudii, Astérii et Neónis, qui, Christiánæ religiónis a novérca accusáti, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre et Lysia Præside, post acérba torménta cruci sunt affíxi, in qua victóres cum Christo triumphárunt.  Passæ sunt post eos Donvína et Theonílla.
At Aegaea in Cilicia, the holy martyrs Claudius, Asterius, and Neon, brothers, who were accused of being Christians by their stepmother, under Emperor Diocletian and the governor Lysias.  After enduring bitter torments, they were fastened to a cross, and thus conquered and triumphed with Christ.  After them suffered Dovina and Theonilla.
Rhemis, in Gállia, natális sanctórum Timóthei et Apollináris, qui, ibídem consummáto martyrio, cæléstia regna meruérunt.
At Rheims in France, the birthday of the Saints Timothy and Apollinaris, who merited to enter the heavenly kingdom by completing their martyrdom in that city.
Lugdúni, in Gállia, sanctórum Mártyrum Minérvi, et Eleazári cum fíliis octo.
At Lyons, the holy martyrs Minervus and Eleazar, with his eight sons.
Item sancti Luppi Mártyris, qui, ex sérvili conditióne, Christi libertáte donátus, martyrii quoque coróna dignátus est.
Also St. Luppus, martyr, who, though a slave, enjoyed the liberty of Christ, and was likewise deemed worthy of the crown of martyrdom.
Hierosólymis sancti Zachæi Epíscopi, qui, quartus a beáto Jacóbo Apóstolo, Hierosolymitánum Ecclésiam rexit.
At Jerusalem, St. Zachaeus, bishop, who governed the Church in that city the fourth after the blessed apostle James.
Alexandríæ sancti Theónæ, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Alexandria, St. Theonas, bishop and confessor.
Uticæ, in Africa, beáti Victóris Epíscopi.
At Utica in Africa, blessed Victor, bishop.
Augustodúni sancti Flaviáni Epíscopi.
At Autun, St. Flavian, bishop.

August XXIII.
St. Philip Beniti, Confessor
SS. Claudius, Asterius, Neon, Domnina, and Theonilla, Martyrs
St. Apollinaris Sidonius, Bishop of Clermont, Confessor
St. Theonas, Bishop of Alexandria, Confessor
St. Eugenius, Bishop in Ireland
St. Justinian, Hermit and Martyr

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Undécimo Kaléndas Septémbris

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Undécimo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Twenty-Second Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Octava Assumptiónis beátæ Maríæ Vírginis. The Octave of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Festum Immaculáti Cordis ejúsdem beátæ Vírginis Maríæ. Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the same Blessed Virgin Mary.

Romæ, via Ostiénsi, natális sancti Timóthei Mártyris, qui, a Præfécto Urbis Tarquínio tentus, et longa cárceris custódia macerátus, et, cum sacrificáre idólis noluísset, tértio cæsus et gravíssimis supplíciis attrectátus, ad últimum decollátus est. At Rome, on the Ostian Way, the birthday of the holy martyr Timothy. After he had been arrested by Tarquin, prefect of the city, and kept for a long time in prison, because he refused to sacrifice to idols, he was scourged three times, subjected to the most severe torments, and finally beheaded.

In Portu Románo sancti Hippóloyti Epíscopi, eruditióne claríssimi, qui, sub Alexándro Imperatóre, ob præcláram fídei confessiónem, mánibus pedibúsque ligátis in altam fóveam, aquis plenam, præcipitátus, martyrii palmam accépit; cujus corpus apud eúndem locum a Christiánis sepúltum fuit. At Porto, St. Hippolytus, bishop, most renowned for learning. Having gloriously confessed the faith, in the time of Emperor Alexander, he was bound hand foot, thrown into a deep ditch filled with water, and thus received the palm of martyrdom. His body was buried by the Christians at that place.

Augustodúni sancti Symphoriáni Mártyris, qui, témpore Aureliáni Imperatóris, cum sacrificáre nollet idólis, primo verbéribus afflíctus est, deínde cárceri mancipátus; atque ad últimum, cæso cápite, martyrium consummávit. At Autun, St. Symphorian, a martyr, in the time of Emperor Aurelian. Refusing to offer sacrifice to the idols, he was first scourged, then confined to prison, and finally ended his martyrdom by being beheaded.

Tudérti, in Umbria, natális sancti Philíppi Benítii, Confessóris, Florentíni, qui Ordinis Servórum beátæ Maríæ Vírginis éxstitit propagátor et exímiæ humilitátis vir; atque a Cleménte Décimo, Pontífice Máximo, Sanctórum número adscríptus est. Ipsíus autem festívitas sequénti die celebrátur. At Todi in Umbria, the birthday of St. Philip Beniti, confessor, of Florence. He was a zealous promoter of the Order of the Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and was a man of great humility. He was canonized by Pope Clement X; his feast, however, is observed on the day following

Romæ sancti Antoníni Mártyris, qui cum se Christiánum líbera voce faterétur, senténtia capitáli a Júdice Vitéllio damnátus est, et a Rufíno Presbytero via Aurélia sepúltus. At Rome, St. Antoninus, martyr, who, openly declaring himself a Christian, was condemned to capital punishment by the judge Vitellius, and buried on the Aurelian Way.

Tarsi, in Cilícia, commemorátio sanctórum Athanásii, Epíscopi et Mártyris, Anthúsæ, nóbilis féminæ, quam ipse baptizáverat, ac simul Charísii et Neóphyti Mártyrum, ejúsdem Anthúsæ servórum, qui sub Valeriáno Imperatóre passi sunt. At Tarsus in Cilicia, the commemoration of Saints Athanasius, bishop and martyr, Anthusa, a noble woman he had baptized, and two of her servants, Charisius and Neophytus, martyrs who suffered under the Emperor Valerian.

In Portu Románo sanctórum Mártyrum Martiális, Saturníni, Epictéti, Maprílis et Felícis, cum Sóciis eórum. At Porto, the holy martyrs Martial, Saturninus, Epictetus, Maprilis, and Felix, with their companions.

Nicomedíæ pássio sanctórum Agathoníci, Zótici et Sociórum Mártyrum, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre et Eutólmio Præside. At Nicomedia, the passion of Saints Agathonicus, Zoticus, and their fellow-martyrs, under Emperor Maximian and the governor Eutholomius.

Rhemis, in Gállia, sanctórum Mártyrum Mauri et Sociórum. At Rheims in France, the holy martyrs Maur and his companions.

In Hispánia sanctórum Mártyrum Fabriciáni et Filibérti. In Spain, the holy martyrs Fabrician and Philibert.

Papíæ sancti Gunifórti Mártyris. At Pavia, St. Gunifort, 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

August XXII.
St. Hippolytus, Bishop and Martyr
St. Symphorian, Martyr
St. Timothy, Martyr
St. Andrew of Ireland, Deacon and Confessor
St. Philibert, First Abbot of Jumieges and Nermoutier

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Duodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris

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Duodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Twenty-First Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Sanctæ Joánnæ-Francíscæ Frémiot de Chantal, Víduæ, quæ Ordinis Sanctimoniálium Visitatiónis sanctæ Maríæ fuit Institútrix, cujus dies natális recólitur Idibus Decémbris. The festival of St. Jane Frances Fremiot de Chantal, foundress of the Order of Nuns of the Visitation of St. Mary, whose birthday is commemorated on the 13th of December.

Romæ, in agro Veráno, sanctæ Cyríacæ, Víduæ et Mártyris; quæ, in persecutióne Valeriáni, cum se súaque ómnia in Sanctórum ministéria impendísset, demum, martyrium pro Christo súbiens, vitam quoque ipsam libénter impéndit. At Rome, in the Agro Verano, St. Cyriaca, widow and martyr. In the persecution of Valerian, after devoting herself and all her goods in the service of the saints, she gave up her life by suffering martyrdom for Christ.

In território Gavalitáno sancti Priváti, Epíscopi et Mártyris; qui passus est in persecutióne Valeriáni et Galliéni. In Gevaudan, St. Privatus, bishop and martyr, who suffered in the persecution of Valerian and Gallienus.

Salónæ, in Dalmátia, sancti Anastásii Corniculárii, qui, cum vidéret beátum Agapítum constánter torménta perferéntem, convérsus est ad fidem, et, pro confessióne nóminis Christi, jubénte Aureliáno Imperatóre, interémptus, Martyr migrávit ad Dóminum. At Salona in Dalmatia, St. Anastasius, a law officer, who was converted to the faith by seeing the fortitude with which blessed Agapitus bore his torments, and being put to death by order of Emperor Aurelian for confessing the name of Christ, went to our Lord, a martyr.

In Sardínia natális sanctórum Mártyrum Luxórii, Cisélli et Cameríni; qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Délphio Præside, gládio cæsi sunt. In Sardinia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Luxorius, Cisellus, and Camerinus, who were put to the sword in the persecution of Diocletian, under the governor Delphius.

Eódem die sanctórum Mártyrum Bonósi et Maximiáni. On the same day, the holy martyrs Bononus and Maximian.

Fundis, in Látio, sancti Patérni Mártyris, qui, ab Alexandría Romam venit ad Apostolórum memórias; et inde in agrum Fundánum secéssit, atque ibi, cum Mártyrum córpora sepelíret, a Tribúno comprehénsus est, et in vínculis exspirávit. At Fundi in Campania, St. Paternus, a martyr, who came from Alexandria to Rome to visit the tomb of the apostles. Thence he retired to the neighbourhood of Fundi, where, being seized by the tribune while he was burying the bodies of the martyrs, he died in captivity.

Edéssæ, in Syria, sanctórum Mártyrum Bassæ, ac trium ejus filiórum, id est Theogónii, Agápii et Fidélis; quos, in persecutióne Maximiáni, pia mater exhórtans, martyrio coronátos præmísit ad palmam, et, truncáto cápite, gaudens secúta est cum victória. At Edessa in Syria, during the persecution of Maximian, the holy martyrs Bassa, and her sons Theogonius, Agapius, and Fidelis, whom their pious mother exhorted to martyrdom and sent before her bearing their crowns. Being herself beheaded, she joyfully followed them and shared their victory.

Verónæ sancti Euprépii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Verona, St. Euprepius, bishop and confessor.

Item sancti Quadráti Epíscopi. Also, St. Quadratus, bishop.

Arvérnis, in Gállia, sancti Sidónii Epíscopi, doctrína et sanctitáte conspícui. In Auvergne in France, St. Sidonius, bishop, noted for learning and holiness.

Senis, in Túscia, beáti Bernárdi Ptolomæi Abbátis, Congregatiónis Olivetánæ Fundatóris. At Siena in Tuscany, blessed Bernard Ptolemy, abbot and founder of the Congregation of Olivetans.

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

August XXI.
SS. Bonosus and Maximilian, Martyrs
St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Widow and Abbess
St. Richard, Bishop of Andria, Confessor
St. Bernard Ptolemy, Founder of the Olivetans

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Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris

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Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Twentieth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

In território Lingoniénsi deposítio sancti Bernárdi, primi Clarævallénsis Abbátis, vita, doctrína et miráculis gloriósi, quem Pius Octávus, Póntifex Máximus, universális Ecclésiæ Doctórem declarávit et confirmávit. In the territory of Langres, the death of St. Bernard, first abbot of Clairvaux, illustrious for virtues, learning, and miracles. He was declared and confirmed doctor of the Universal Church by the Sovereign Pontiff, Pius VIII.

Romæ deposítio sancti Pii Décimi, Papæ et Confessóris, fídei integritátis et ecclesiásticæ libertátis propugnatóris invícti, religionísque zelo insígnis, cujus festum tértio Nonas Septémbris recólitur. At Rome, the death of St. Pius X, pope and confessor, who championed the integrity of the faith and the liberty of the Church, and was renowned for his religious zeal. His feastday is celebrated on the 3rd of September.

Apud montem Senárium, in Etrúria, natális sancti Manétti Confessóris, e septem Fundatóribus Ordinis Servórum beátæ Maríæ Vírginis; qui, eídem hymnos dicens, exspirávit. Ipsíus autem ac Sociórum festum prídie Idus Februárii celebrátur. On Mount Senario in Tuscany, the birthday of St. Manetto, confessor, one of the seven founders of the Order of the Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who died as he was repeating a hymn to her. His feast, with that of his companions, is kept on the 12th of February.

In Judæa sancti Samuélis Prophétæ, cujus sacra ossa (ut beátus Hierónymus scribit) Arcádius Augústus Constantinópolim tránstulit, et prope Séptimum collocávit. In Judea, the holy prophet Samuel, whose holy relics (as is related by St. Jerome) were taken to Constantinople by Emperor Arcadius, and deposited near Septimum.

In Cypro sancti Lúcii Senatóris, qui, perspécta constántia Theodóri, Cyrenénsis Epíscopi, in martyrio pósiti, ad Christi fidem est convérsus, et ad eam étiam Digniánum Præsidem pertráxit; cum eóque Cyprum proféctus, ibi, cum álios Christiános pro confessióne Dómini coronári vidéret, ultro se ipsum óbtulit, et cápitis obtruncatióne eándem martyrii corónam proméruit. In Cyprus, St. Lucius, senator, who was converted to the faith on seeing the constancy of Theodore, bishop of Cyrene, during his martyrdom. He also converted the governor Dignian, with whom he set out for Cyprus, where, seeing other Christians crowned for the confession of the Lord, he offered himself voluntarily, and merited the same crown of martyrdom by beheading.

In Thrácia sanctórum trigínta septem Mártyrum, qui, sub Præside Apelliáno, pro Christi fide, mánibus pedibúsque præcísis, in camínum ardéntem injécti sunt. In Thrace, in the time of the governor Apellian, thirty-seven holy martyrs, who had their hands and feet cut off for the faith of Christ, and were cast into a burning furnace.

Ibídem sanctórum Mártyrum Sevéri, et Memnónis Centuriónis; qui, eódem mortis génere consummáti, victóres abiérunt in cælum. Also, the holy martyrs Severus, and the centurion Memnon, who, suffering the same kind of death, went victoriously to heaven.

Córdubæ, in Hispánia, sanctórum Mártyrum Leovigíldi et Christóphori Monachórum, qui, in Arabum persecutióne, pro Christiánæ fídei defensióne in cárcerem conjécti, ac mox, cervícibus abscíssis, igni tráditi, martyrii palmam adépti sunt. At Cordova, during the persecution of the Arabs, the holy martyrs Leovigild and Christopher, monks, who were thrust into prison for the defence of the Christian faith, and soon after, being beheaded and cast into the fire, thus obtained the palm of martyrdom.

In Hério ínsula sancti Philibérti Abbátis. In the island of Hermoutier, St. Philibert, abbot.

Romæ beáti Porphyrii, qui fuit homo Dei, et sanctum Mártyrem Agapítum erudívit in fide et doctrína Christi. At Rome, blessed Porphyry, a man of God, who instructed the holy martyr Agapitus in the faith and doctrine of Christ.

In castro Cainóne, in Gállia, sancti Máximi Confessóris, qui éxstitit discípulus beáti Mártini Epíscopi. At Chinon, St. Maximus, confessor, disciple of the blessed bishop Martin.

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

August XX.
St. Bernard, Abbot
St. Oswin, King and Martyr

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Quartodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris

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Quartodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Nineteenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Cadómi, in Gállia, sancti Joánnis Eudes Confessóris, Missionárii Apostólici, Fundatóris Congregatiónis Presbyterórum Jesu et Maríæ necnon Ordinis Moniálium Dóminæ Nostræ a Caritáte, et promotóris litúrgici cultus erga Sacratíssima Christi ejúsque Genitrícis Corda; quem Pius Papa Undécimus fastis Sanctórum adscrípsit. At Caen in France, St. John Eudes, apostolic missionary, founder of the Congregation of Priests of Jesus and Mary and of the Order of Nuns of our Lady of Charity, and the promoter of the liturgical cult towards the most sacred Hearts of Christ and his Mother. He was canonized by Pope Pius XI.

Romæ sancti Júlii, Senatóris et Mártyris; qui, Vitéllio Júdici tráditus et ab eo in cárcerem trusus, támdiu, jubénte Cómmodo Imperatóre, fústibus cæsus est, donec emítteret spíritum. Ipsíus autem corpus in cœmetério Calepódii, via Aurélia, sepúltum fuit. At Rome, St. Julius, senator and martyr, who was delivered up to the judge Vitellius, and thrown into prison by him. By order of Emperor Commodus, he was beaten with rods until he expired. His body was buried in the cemetery of Calepodius on the Aurelian Way.

Anágniæ sancti Magni, Epíscopi et Mártyris, qui in persecutióne Décii necátus est. At Anagni, St. Magnus, bishop and martyr, who was put to death in the persecution of Decius.

In Cilícia natális sancti Andréæ Tribúni, et Sociórum mílitum; qui, victória de Persis divínitus obténta, ad Christi fidem sunt convérsi, et, hoc nómine accusáti, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre, in angústiis Tauri montis, a Seléuci Præsidis exércitu trucidáti sunt. In Cilicia, the birthday of St. Andrew Stratelates, tribune, and his military companions, who were converted to Christianity through a miraculous victory they had gained over the Persians. Being accused on this account, they were massacred in the Mount Taurus pass, by the army of the governor Seleucus, under Emperor Maximian.

In Palæstína sancti Timóthei Mártyris, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Urbáno Præside, post multa superáta supplícia, lento igne combústus est. Passi sunt étiam ibídem Thecla et Agápius, e quibus Thecla, feris expósita, eárum laniáta déntibus transívit ad Sponsum; Agápius vero, plúrima torménta perpéssus, ad majóra certámina fuit dilátus. In Palestine, St. Timothy, a martyr in the persecution of Diocletian, under the governor Urbanus. After overcoming many torments, he was consumed with a slow fire. In the same country there suffered also Thecla and Agapius. The former, being exposed to the beasts, was torn to pieces by their teeth, and went to her Spouse; but Agapius, after enduring many torments, was reserved for greater trials.

Romæ sancti Xysti Tértii, Papæ et Confessóris. At Rome, St. Sixtus III, pope and confessor.

Apud castrum Bríncolam, in Província, deposítio sancti Ludovíci, ex Ordine Minórum, Epíscopi Tolosiáni, vitæ sanctitáte et miráculis clari; cujus corpus, inde Massíliam translátum, in Ecclésia Fratrum Minórum honorífice cónditum fuit, ac póstea Valéntiam, in Hispánia, devéctum est, atque in cathedráli Ecclésia collocátum. In Provence, at the village of Brignoles, the death of St. Louis, bishop of Toulouse, of the Order of Friars Minor, renowned for holiness of life and miracles. His body was taken to Marseilles, and buried with due honours in the Church of the Friars Minor, but afterwards it was taken to Valencia in Spain, and enshrined in the cathedral.

In pago Sigistérico, in Gállia, beáti Donáti, Presbyteri et Confessóris; qui, ab ipsis usque infántiæ rudiméntis mira Dei grátia præditus, anachoréticam vitam multis annis exégit, et miraculórum glória clarus migrávit ad Christum. In the neighbourhood of Sisteron in France, blessed Donatus, priest and confessor. Being from his very infancy endowed with the grace of God in an extraordinary manner, he lived the life of an anchoret for many years, and after having been renowned for glorious miracles, went to Christ.

In território Bituricénsi sancti Mariáni Confessóris, cujus virtútes et mirácula beátus Gregórius, Turonénsis Epíscopus, magnis láudibus celebrávit. In the territory of Bourges, St. Marianus, confessor, whose virtues and miracles were described with great praise by St. Gregory, bishop of Tours.

Mántuæ sancti Rufíni Confessóris. At Mantua, St. Rufinus, confessor.

Norimbérgæ sancti Sebáldi Eremítæ, virtútibus et miráculis præclári, qui Sanctórum catálogo a Martíno Papa Quinto adjéctus est. At Nuremburg, St. Sebald, hermit, noted for his virtues and miracles. Pope Martin V added his name to the list 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

August XVIII.
St. Helen, Empress
St. Agapetus, Martyr
St. Clare of Monte Falco, Virgin

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Quintodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris

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Quintodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Eighteenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Prænéste natális sancti Agapíti Mártyris, qui, cum esset annórum quíndecim et amóre Christi fervéret, jussu Aureliáni Imperatóris tentus est, ac primo nervis crudis diutíssime cæsus, deínde, sub Antíocho Præfécto, gravióra supplícia passus; exínde, cum ex Imperatóris præcépto leónibus objicerétur et mínime læsus esset, gládio ministrórum coronándus percútitur. At Palestrina, the birthday of the holy martyr Agapitus. Although only fifteen years of age, because he was fervent in the love of Christ, he was arrested by order of Emperor Aurelian, and scourged for a long time. Afterwards, under the prefect Antiochus, he endured more severe torments, and being delivered to the lions by the emperor’s order without receiving any injury, he was finally struck with the sword, and thus merited his crown.

Romæ beatórum Joánnis et Crispi Presbyterórum, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, multa Sanctórum córpora officiosíssime sepeliérunt, quorum méritis et ipsi póstmodum sociáti, gáudia vitæ ætérnæ sibi comparárunt. At Rome, during the persecution of Diocletian, the blessed John and Crispus, priests, who charitably buried the bodies of many saints; afterwards becoming partakers of their merits, they deserved the joys of eternal life.

Item Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Hermæ, Serapiónis et Polyæni, qui, per angústa, saxósa et áspera loca raptáti, ánimas Deo reddidérunt. In the same city, the holy martyrs Hermas, Serapion, and Polyaenus. Being dragged through narrow, stony, and rough places, they yielded up their souls to God.

In Illyrico sanctórum Mártyrum Flori et Lauri, artis lapicidínæ, qui, sub Licióne Præside, martyrio consúmptis eórum magístris Próculo et Máximo, ambo, post multa torménta, in profúndum púteum sunt demérsi. In Illyria, the holy martyrs Florus and Laurus, stonecutters, who, after the martyrdom of Proculus and Maximus, their employers, were subjected to many torments under the governor Licion, and plunged into a deep well.

Myræ, in Lycia, sanctórum Mártyrum Leónis et Juliánæ. At Myra in Lycia, the holy martyrs Leo and Juliana.

Metis, in Gállia, sancti Firmíni, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Metz in France, St. Firmin, bishop and confessor.

Romæ, via Lavicána, sanctæ Hélenæ, matris Constantíni Magni, piíssimi Imperatóris, qui primus egrégium Ecclésiæ tuéndæ atque amplificándæ exémplum céteris Princípibus præbuit. At Rome, on the Via Lavicana, St. Helena, mother of the religious emperor Constantine the Great, who was the first to set the example to other princes of protecting and extending the Church.

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

August XVIII.
St. Helen, Empress
St. Agapetus, Martyr
St. Clare of Monte Falco, Virgin

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Sextodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris

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Sextodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Seventeenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Octáva sancti Lauréntii Mártyris. The Octave of St. Lawrence, martyr.

Sancti Hyacínthi, ex Ordine Prædicatórum, Confessóris, qui décimo octávo Kaléndas Septémbris obdormívit in Dómino. St. Hyacinth, confessor of the Order of Preachers, who fell asleep in the Lord on the 15th of August.

Carthágine sanctórum Mártyrum Liberáti abbátis, Bonifátii Diáconi, Servi et Rústici Subdiaconórum, Rogáti et Séptimi Monachórum, et Máximi púeri; qui, in persecutióne Wandálica, sub Hunneríco Rege, pro confessióne cathólicæ fídei et pro únici Baptísmatis defensióne, váriis et inaudítis supplíciis exagitáti, demum super ligna, quibus concremándi erant, clavis confíxi, et, cum ignis sæpius accénsus fuísset ac divínitus semper exstínctus, Regis jussu remórum véctibus percússi, et, comminútis cérebris, enecáti, speciósum cursum certáminis sui, coronánte Dómino, perfecérunt. At Carthage in Africa, the holy martyrs Liberatus, abbot, Boniface, a deacon, Servus and Rusticus, subdeacons, Rogatus and Septimus, monks, and Maximus, a young child. In the persecution of the Vandals, under King Hunneric, they were subjected to various and unheard-of torments for the confession of the Catholic faith and the defence of one baptism. Finally, being nailed to the wood with which they were to be burned, as the fire was always miraculously extinguished whenever kindled, they were struck with iron bars by order of the tyrant until their brains were dashed out. Thus they ended the glorious series of their combats, and were crowned by our Lord.

In Achája sancti Myrónis, Presbyteri et Mártyris, qui, sub Décio Imperatóre et Antípatre Præside, Cyzici, post multa torménta, cápite truncátus est. In Achaia, St. Myron, priest and martyr, who was beheaded at Cyzicum after undergoing many torments, in the time of Emperor Decius and the governor Antipater.

Cæsaréæ, in Cappadócia, natális sancti Mamántis Mártyris, qui, sanctórum Theódoti et Rufínæ Mártyrum fílius, longum a puerítia ad senectútem usque martyrium duxit, et tandem, imperánte Aureliáno, sub Alexándro Præside, illud felíciter consummávit; quem sancti Patres Basilíus et Gregórius Nazianzénus summis láudibus celebrárunt. At Caesarea in Cappadocia, the birthday of St. Mamas, martyr, the son of Saints Theodotus and Rufina, martyrs, who, from childhood to old age, endured a long martyrdom, and at length ended it happily in the reign of Aurelian, under the governor Alexander. He has been highly praised by the holy Fathers Basil and Gregory Nazianzen.

Nicomedíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Stratónis, Philíppi et Eutychiáni; qui, damnáti ad béstias et nil læsi, per ignem martyrium consummárunt. At Nicomedia, the holy martyrs Straton, Philip, and Eutychian, who were condemned to the beasts, but being uninjured by them, ended their martyrdom by fire.

Ptolemáide, in Palæstína, pássio sanctórum Mártyrum Pauli, ejúsque soróris Juliánæ Vírginis; qui ambo, sub Aureliáno Imperatóre, cum in Christi confessióne permanérent immóbiles, jussi sunt váriis et diríssimis torméntis afflígi ac tandem cápite obtruncári. At Ptolemais in Palestine, the holy martyrs Paul and his sister Juliana, virgin, who suffered under Aurelian. They were both punished with various cruel torments and were finally beheaded for their constancy in confessing the name of Christ.

Romæ sancti Eusébii Papæ. At Rome, Pope St. Eusebius. Interámnæ sancti Anastásii, Epíscopi et Confessóris.

In Monte Falco, in Umbria, sanctæ Claræ, Moniális ex Ordine Eremitárum sancti Augustíni, Vírginis; in cujus viscéribus renováta Domínicæ passiónis mystéria fidéles, máxima cum devotióne, venerántur. Eam Leo Décimus tértius, Summus Póntifex, sanctárum Vírginum albo adscrípsit. At Montefalco in Umbria, St. Clare, a nun of the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine, virgin. In her flesh were renewed the mysteries of the Lord’s passion, which the faithful honour with great devotion. Pope Leo XIII solemnly inscribed her in the list of the holy virgins.

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

August XVII.
St. Mamas, Martyr
St. Liberatus, Abbot, and Six Monks, Martyrs

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Décimo octávo Kaléndas Septémbris

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Décimo octávo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Fifteenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Assúmptio sanctíssimæ Dei Genitrícis Vírginis Maríæ. The Assumption of the most holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God.

Cracóviæ, in Polónia, natális sancti Hyacínthi, ex Ordine Prædicatórum, Confessóris, quem Clemens Octávus, Póntifex Máximus, in Sanctórum númerum rétulit. Ipsíus autem festum sextodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris celebrátur. At Cracow in Poland, St. Hyacinth, confessor of the Order of Preachers, whom Pope Clement VIII placed in the number of the saints. His feast is observed on the 17th of August.

Apud Albam Regálem, in Pannónia, item natális sancti Stéphani, Regis Hungarórum et Confessóris; qui, divínis virtútibus exornátus, primus Húngaros ad Christi fidem convértit, et a Deípara Vírgine, ipso die Assumptiónis suæ, in cælum recéptus fuit. Ejus vero festívitas quarto Nonas Septémbris, quo die munitíssima Budæ arx, sancti Regis ope, recólitur, ex dispositióne Innocéntii Papæ Undécimi. At Alba Regalis in Hungary, St. Stephen, King of Hungary, who was graced with divine virtues, was the first to convert the Hungarians to the faith of Christ, and was received into heaven by the Virgin Mother of God on the very day of her Assumption. By decree of Pope Innocent XI, his feast is kept on the 2nd of September, on which day the strong city of Buda, by the aid of the holy king, was recovered by the Christian army.

Romæ, via Appia, sancti Tharsícii Acolythi, quem Pagáni, cum inveníssent Córporis Christi Sacraménta portántem, cœpérunt disquírere quid géreret. At ipse, indígnum júdicans porcis pródere margarítas, támdiu ab illis mactátus luto ejus córpore, sacrílegi discussóres nihil Sacramentórum Christi in occísi mánibus aut in véstibus invenérunt. Christiáni autem collegérunt Mártyris corpus, et in cœmetério Callísti honorifice sepeliérunt. At Rome, on the Appian Way, St. Tarsicius, acolyte. The pagans accosted him as he was carrying the Sacrament of Christ’s Body, and began to inquire what it was. But he judged it an unworthy thing to cast pearls before swine. They therefore beat him with sticks and stones until he expired. The sacrilegious searchers examined his body, but found no vestige of the Sacrament of Christ, either in his hands or in his clothes. The Christians took up the body of the martyr, and buried it reverently in the cemetery of Callistus.

Tagáste, in Africa, sancti Alípii Epíscopi, qui beáti Augustíni olim discípulus, póstea in conversióne sócius, in múnere pastoráli colléga, et in certamínibus advérsus hæréticos commílito strénuus, ac demum in cælésti glória consors fuit. At Tagaste in Africa, St. Alipius, bishop, who was the disciple of blessed Augustine, and the companion of his conversion, his colleague in the pastoral charge, his valiant fellow-soldier in disputing heretics, and finally his partner in the glory of heaven.

Suessióne, in Gálliis, sancti Arnúlfi, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Soissons in France, St. Arnold, bishop and confessor.

Romæ sancti Stanislái Kostkæ Polóni, novítii e Societáte Jesu et Confessóris; qui, consummátus in brevi, per angélicam vitæ innocéntiam explévit témpora multa, et a Benedícto Décimo tértio, Pontífice Máximo, in Sanctórum album relátus est. At Rome, St. Stanislas Kostka, a native of Poland, confessor of the Society of Jesus, who being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time by the angelic innocence of his life. He was inscribed on the list of the saints by the Sovereign Pontiff, Benedict XIII.

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

August XV.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Alipius, Bishop and Confessor
St. Arnoul, or Arnulphus, Bishop of Soissons, Confessor
St. Mac Cartin, Aid or Aed, Bishop of Clogher, Confessor in Ireland

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Decimo nono Kalendas Septembris

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Decimo nono Kalendas Septembris. Luna … This Day, the Fourteenth Day of August

Vigilia Assumptionis beatae Mariae Virginis. The vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Romae natalis beati Eusebii, Presbyteri et Confessoris, qui, ab Ariano Imperatore Constantio, ob catholicae fidei defensionem, in quodam domus suae cubiculo inclusus, ibi, cum menses septem in oratione constanter perseverasset, dormitionem accepit. Ipsius autem corpus collegerunt Gregorius et Orosius Presbyteri, et in coemeterio Callisti, via Appia, sepelierunt. At Rome, the birthday of the blessed priest Eusebius, who for the defense of the Catholic faith was shut up in a room of his own house by the Arian emperor Constantius, where constantly persevering in prayer for seven months, he rested in peace. His body was removed by the priests Gregory and Orosius, and buried in the cemetery of Callistus, on the Appian road.

Apameae, in Syria, sancti Marcelli, Episcopi et Martyris; qui, cum Jovis delubrum diruisset, a furentibus Gentilibus occisus est. In Dalmatia, St. Ursicius, a martyr, who was beheaded for Christ, after suffering various torments, under the emperor Maximian, and the governor Aristides.

Tuderti, in Umbria, sancti Callisti, Episcopi et Martyris. At Todi, St. Callistus, bishop and martyr.

In Illyrico sancti Ursicii Martyris, qui, sub Maximiano Imperatore et Aristide Praeside, post multa et diversa tormenta, pro Christi nomine, gladio caesus est. In Dalmatia, St. Ursicius, a martyr, who was beheaded for Christ, after suffering various torments, under the emperor Maximian, and the governor Aristid

In Africa sancti Demetrii Martyris. In Africa, St. Demetrius, martyr.

In Aegina insula sanctae Athanasiae Viduae, monastica observantia et miraculorum dono illustris. In the island of Aegina, St. Athanasia, widow, celebrated for monastical observance, and the gift of 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

Idibus Augústi

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Idibus Augústi. Luna . The Thirteenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ beáti Hippólyti Mártyris, qui pro confessióne glória, sub Valeriáno Imperatóre, post ália torménta, ligátis pédibus ad colla indomitórum equórum, per carduétum et tríbulos crudéliter tractus est, ac, toto córpore laceráto, emísit spíritum. Passi sunt étiam eódem die beáta Concórdia, ejus nutrix, quæ ante ipsum, plumbátis cæsa, migrávit ad Dóminum; et álii decem et novem de domo sua, qui extra portam Tiburtínam decolláti sunt, et, una cum ipso, in agro Veráno sepúlti. At Rome, the blessed Hippolytus, martyr, who gloriously confessed the faith, under Emperor Valerian. After enduring other torments, he was tied by the feet to the necks of wild horses, and being cruelly dragged through briars and brambles, and having all his body lacerated, he yielded up his spirit. On the same day suffered also blessed Concordia, his nurse, who being scourged in his presence with leaded whips, went to our Lord, and nineteen others of his household, who were beheaded beyond the Tiburtine Gate, and buried with him in the Agro Verano.

Apud Forum Sillæ natális sancti Cassiáni Mártyris, qui cum adoráre idóla noluísset, ídeo, vocátis a persecutóre púeris, quibus exósus docéndo factus fúerat, data est eis facúltas eum periméndi; quorum quanto infírmior erat manus, tanto graviórem martyrii pœnam, diláta morte, faciébat. At Imola, the birthday of St. Cassian, martyr. As he refused to worship idols, the persecutor called the boys whom the saint had taught and who hated him, giving them leave to kill him. The torment suffered by the martyr was the more grievous, as the hands which inflicted it, by reason of weakness, rendered death long drawn-out.

Tudérti, in Umbria, sancti Cassiáni, Epíscopi et Mártyris, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre. At Todi in Umbria, St. Cassian, bishop and martyr, under Emperor Diocletian.

Burgis, in Hispánia, sanctárum Centóllæ et Hélenæ Mártyrum. At Burgos in Spain, Saints Centolla and Helena, martyrs.

Constantinópoli sancti Máximi Abbátis, doctrína et cathólicæ veritátis zelo insígnis; qui, cum advérsus Monothelítas strénue decertáret, ab hærético Imperatóre Constánte, præcísis mánibus ac lingua, in Chersonésum relegátus est, ibíque, glória confessiónis clarus, spíritum Deo réddidit. Tunc étiam duo Anastásii, qui ejus erant discípuli, aliíque plures divérsa torménta et dura exsília sunt expérti. At Constantinople, St. Maximus, a monk distinguished for learning and for zeal for Catholic truth. Valiantly disputing the Monothelites, he had his hands and tongue torn from him by the heretical emperor Constans, and was banished to Chersonesus, where he breathed his last. At this time, two of his disciples, both named Anastasius, and many others endured divers torments and the hardships of exile.

Fritesláriæ, in Germánia, sancti Wigbérti, Presbyteri et Confessóris. At Fritzlar in Germany, St. Wigbert, priest and confessor.

Romæ natális sancti Joánnis Berchmans, scholástici e Societáte Jesu et Confessóris, vitæ innocéntia et religiósæ disciplínæ custódia præclári; cui Leo Décimus tértius, Póntifex Máximus, cælitum Sanctórum honóres decrévit. At Rome, the birthday of St. John Berchmans, a scholastic of the Society of Jesus, illustrious for his innocence and for his fidelity to the rules of the religious life. He was canonized by Pope Leo XIII.

Pictávis, in Gállia, sanctæ Radegúndis Regínæ, cujus vita miráculis et virtútibus cláruit. At Poitiers in France, St. Radegund, queen, whose life was renowned for miracles and 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

August XIII.
St. Hippolytus, Priest and Martyr
St. Cassian, Martyr
St. Radegundes, Queen of France
St. Wigbert, Abbot and Confessor

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