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Octávo Kaléndas Octóbris.  Luna. The Twenty-Fourth Day of September. The Night of the Moon.

Festum beátæ Maríæ Vírginis de Mercéde nuncupátæ, Ordinis redemptiónis captivórum sub ejus nómine Institutrícis, de cujus Apparitióne ágitur quarto Idus Augústi.
The feast of our Lady of Ransom, Foundress of the Order for the Redemption of Captives.  The apparition of the same Blessed Virgin occurred on the 10th of August.

Bríxiæ deposítio sancti Anathalónis Epíscopi, qui, beáti Bárnabæ Apóstoli discípulus, in ejus locum Epíscopus Ecclésiæ Mediolanénsis succéssit.
At Brescia, the death of St. Anathalo, bishop.  He was a disciple of the blessed apostle Barnabas, and succeeded him as bishop of the Milanese church.

In Pannónia sancti Gerárdi, Epíscopi Morisénæ sedis et Mártyris, Hungarórum Apóstoli nuncupáti, patrícii Véneti; qui, cum e Chanadiénsi óppido Albam Regálem se conférret, prope flumen Danúbium ab infidélibus impetítus, lapídibus óbrutus ac tandem láncea transfíxus occúbuit, sicque primus pátriam nóbili martyrio illustrávit.
In Hungary, St. Gerard, bishop of Chzonad and martyr, patrician of Venice, called the apostle of the Hungarians.  During a journey from the town of Chzonad to Alba Regalis he was attacked by the pagans near the river Danube, stoned by them, and then pierced with a lance.  He was thus the first to adorn his native land with a noble martyrdom.

Augustodúni natális sanctórum Mártyrum Andóchii Presbyteri, Thyrsi Diáconi, et Felícis.  Hi, a beáto Polycárpo, Smyrnénsi Epíscopo, ab Oriénte dirécti ad docéndam Gálliam, ibídem flagéllis duríssime cæsi, ac tota die invérsis mánibus suspénsi, et in ignem missi sunt, sed non combústi; tandem eórum colla véctibus feriúntur, et ita Mártyres gloriosíssime coronántur.
At Autun, the birthday of the holy martyrs Andochius, a priest, Thyrsus, a deacon, and Felix, who were sent from the East by blessed Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, to preach in France.  There they were severely scourged, hanged by the hands for a whole day, and cast into the fire.  Remaining uninjured, they had their necks broken with heavy bars, and thus won a most glorious crown.

In Ægypto pássio sanctórum Paphnútii et Sociórum Mártyrum.  Ipse, vitam in solitúdine agens, cum audíret multos Christiános in vínculis retinéri, sponte, divíno Spíritu cóncitus, Præfécto se offert, et Christiánam religiónem líbere profitétur; a quo primum caténis férreis constríngitur, et in equúleo diutíssime torquétur, deínde cum áliis plúrimis ad Diocletiánum míttitur, cujus jussu, ipse palmæ affígitur, céteri autem ferro necántur.
In Egypt, the holy martyrs Paphnutius and his companions.  While leading a solitary life, St. Paphnutius heard that many Christians were kept in bonds.  Moved by the spirit of God, he voluntarily offered himself to the prefect, and freely confessed the Christian faith.  He was bound by him with iron chains, and for a long time tortured on the rack.  Then, being sent with many others to Diocletian, by his order he was fastened to a palm tree, and the rest were struck with the sword.

Chalcédone sanctórum quadragínta novem Mártyrum, qui, post martyrium sanctæ Euphémiæ, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, damnáti ad béstias, et, cum ab iis divínitus líberi evasíssent, demum, gládio percússi, migravérunt in cælum.
At Chalcedon, under Emperor Diocletian, after the martyrdom of St. Euphemia, forty-nine holy martyrs who were condemned to be devoured by the beasts, but being miraculously delivered, were finally struck with the sword and went to heaven.

Arvérnis, in Gállia, deposítio sancti Rústici, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
In Auvergne, the death of St. Rusticus, bishop and confessor.

Flavíaci, in território Bellovacénsi, sancti Geremári, Presbyteri et Abbátis.
In the diocese of Beauvais, St. Geremarus, priest and abbot.

Septémpedæ, in Picéno, deposítio sancti Pacífici, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum et Confessóris, exímiæ patiéntiæ viri et solitúdinis amóre præclári, quem Gregórius Papa Décimus sextus in Sanctórum cánonem rétulit.
At San Severino in Piceno, the death of St. Pacificus, priest and confessor of the Order of Friars Minor of St. Francis of the Reformed Observance.  Illustrious for his great patience and his love of solitude, he was enrolled in the canon of the saints by Pope Gregory XVI.

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 XXIV.
St. Gerard, Bishop of Chonad, Martyr
St. Germer, or Geremar, Abbot
St. Rusticus, or Rotiri, Bishop of Auvergne
St. Chuniald, or Conald, of Ireland, Priest

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