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Décimo octávo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna . The Fourteenth Day of September. The Night of the Moon.

Exaltátio sanctæ Crucis, quando Heráclius Imperátor, Chósroa Rege devícto, eam de Pérside Hierosólymam reportávit.
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, when Emperor Heraclius, after defeating King Chosroes, brought it back to Jerusalem from Persia.

Romæ, via Appia, beáti Cornélii, Papæ et Mártyris; qui, in persecutióne Décii, post exsílii relegatiónem, jussus est plumbátis cædi, et sic, cum áliis vigínti et uno promíscui sexus, decollári.  Sed et Cæreális, miles cum Sallústia uxóre, quos idem Cornélius in fide instrúxerat, eódem die sunt cápite plexi.
At Rome, on the Appian Way, during the persecution of Decius, blessed Cornelius, pope and martyr.  After being banished, he was scourged with leaded whips and then beheaded with twenty-one others of both sexes.  On the same day were condemned to capital punishment Caerealis, a soldier, and his wife Sallustia, who had been instructed in the faith by the same Cornelius.

In Africa pássio sancti Cypriáni, Epíscopi Carthaginénsis, sanctitáte et doctrína claríssimi; qui, sub Valeriáno et Galliéno Princípibus, post durum exsílium, cápitis detruncatióne martyrium consummávit, sexto milliário a Carthágine, juxta mare.  Eorúndem vero sanctórum Cornélii et Cypriáni memória sextodécimo Kaléndas Octóbris festíve celebrátur.
In Africa, in the time of Emperors Valerian and Gallienus, St. Cyprian, bishop of Carthage, most renowned for holiness and learning.  It was near the seashore, six miles from the city, that he completed his martyrdom by beheading, after enduring a most painful exile.  The feast of the Saints Cornelius and Cyprian is kept on the 16th of this month.

Apud Cománam, in Ponto, natális sancti Joánnis, Epíscopi Constantinopolitáni, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, propter áureum eloquéntiæ flumen cognoménto Chrysóstomi; qui, ab inimicórum factióne in exsílium ejéctus, et, cum e sancti Innocéntii Primi, Summi Pontíficis, decréto inde revocarétur, in itínere, a custodiéntibus milítibus multa mala perpéssus, ánimam Deo réddidit.  Ejus autem festívitas sexto Kaléndas Februárii celebrátur, quo die sacrum ipsíus corpus a Theodósio junióre Constantinópolim fuit translátum.  Hunc vero præclaríssimum divíni verbi præcónem Pius Papa Décimus cæléstem Oratórum sacrórum Patrónum declarávit atque constítuit.
At Comana in Pontus, the birthday of St. John, bishop of Constantinople, confessor and doctor of the Church, surnamed Chrysostom because of his golden eloquence.  He was cast into exile by a faction of his enemies, but was recalled by a decree of Pope Innocent I.  However, he suffered many evils on the journey at the hands of the soldiers who guarded him, and he rendered up his soul unto God.  His feast is kept on the 27th of January, on which day his holy body was translated to Constantinople by Theodosius the Younger.  Pope Pius X declared and appointed this glorious preacher of the divine Word as heavenly patron of those preaching of holy things.

Tréviris sancti Matérni Epíscopi, qui fuit discípulus beáti Petri Apóstoli; ac Tungrénses Coloniénses et Trevirénses, aliósque finítimos pópulos ad Christi fidem perdúxit.
At Treves, the holy bishop Maternus, a disciple of the blessed apostle Peter, who brought to the faith of Christ the inhabitants of Tongres, Cologne, Treves, and of the neighbouring country.

Romæ sancti Crescéntii púeri, qui sancti Euthymii fílius éxstitit; atque, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Turpílio Júdice, via Salária, gládio percússus, occúbuit.
On the Salarian Way at Rome, during the persecution of Diocletian, St. Crescentius, the young son of St. Euthymius, whose life was ended by the sword, under the judge Turpilius.
In Africa pássio sanctórum Mártyrum Crescentiáni, Victóris, Rósulæ et Generális.
In Africa, the passion of the holy martyrs Crescentian, Victor, Rosula, and Generalis.

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.

September XIV.
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
St. Catherine of Genoa, Widow
St. Cormac, Bishop of Cashel and King of Munster in Ireland

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