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Quinto Kaléndas Octóbris.  Luna The Twenty-Seventh Day of September.  The Night of the Moon.

Ægéæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Cosmæ et Damiáni fratrum, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, post multa torménta, víncula et cárceres, post mare et ignes, cruces, lapidatiónem et sagíttas divínitus superátas, cápite plectúntur; cum quibus étiam referúntur passi tres eórum fratres germáni, id est Anthimus, Leóntius et Euprépius.
At Aegea, during the persecution of Diocletian, the birthday of the holy martyrs Cosmas and Damian, brothers.  After miraculously overcoming many torments from bonds, imprisonment, fire, crucifixion, stoning, arrows, and from being cast into the sea, they were beheaded.  With them are said to have suffered three brothers: Anthimus, Leontius, and Euprepius.

Lutétiæ Parisiórum item natális sancti Vincéntii a Paulo, Presbyteri et Confessóris, Congregatiónis Presbyterórum Missiónis et Puellárum Caritátis Fundatóris, viri apostólici et páuperum patris; quem Leo Décimus tértius, Póntifex Máximus, ómnium Societátum caritátis, in toto cathólico Orbe exsisténtium et ab eódem Sancto quomodólibet promanántium, cæléstium Patrónum apud Deum constítuit.  Ipsíus tamen festívitas quartodécimo Kaléndas Augústi celebrátur.
At Paris, the birthday of St. Vincent de Paul, priest and confessor, founder of the Congregation of the Mission and of the Sisters of Charity, an apostolic man and father to the poor.  Pope Leo XIII appointed this saint as the heavenly patron before God of all charitable societies in the world which in any way whatever draw their origin from him.  His feast is celebrated on the 19th of July.

Bybli, in Phœnícia, sancti Marci Epíscopi, qui et Joánnes a beáto Luca nominátur, atque fílius éxstitit illíus beátæ Maríæ, cujus memória tértio Kaléndas Júlii recensétur.
At Byblos in Phoenicia, Bishop St. Mark, whom St. Luke calls John, and who was the son of that blessed Mary who is commemorated on the 29th of July.

Medioláni sancti Caji Epíscopi, qui fuit discípulus beáti Bárnabæ Apóstoli; et, multa in Nerónis persecutióne passus, quiévit in pace.
At Milan, the holy bishop Caius, a disciple of the blessed apostle Barnabas, who passed calmly to rest after suffering severely in the persecution of Nero.

Romæ sanctæ Epicháridis, mulíeris Senatóriæ, quæ, in eádem Diocletiáni persecutióne, plumbátis cæsa est atque gládio percússa.
At Rome, St. Epicharis, wife of a senator, who was scourged with leaded whips and then struck with the sword in the persecution of Diocletian.

Tudérti, in Umbria, sanctórum Mártyrum Fidéntii et Teréntii, sub eódem Diocletiáno.
At Todi in Umbria, under the same Diocletian, the holy martyrs Fidentius and Terence.

Reliquary of the Martyrs of Cordoba in the Basilica of San Pedro, Cordoba
Córdubæ, in Hispánia, sanctórum Mártyrum Adúlfi et Joánnis fratrum, qui, in persecutióne Arábica, pro Christo coronáti sunt; eorúmque animáta exémplo beáta Virgo Aurea, ipsórum soror, ad fidem redúcta, et ipsa póstmodum martyrium fórtiter súbiit quartodécimo Kaléndas Augústi.
At Cordova in Spain, the holy martyrs Adolph and John, brothers, who won the martyrs’ crown in the Arabian persecution.  Their sister, the blessed virgin Aurea, was inspired by their example to return to the faith and later bravely suffered martyrdom on the 19th of July.

Sedúni, in Gállia, sancti Florentíni Mártyris, qui, una cum beáto Hilário, post abscissiónem linguæ, jussus est gládio feríri.
At Sion in Switzerland, St. Florentius, martyr.  After his tongue had been cut out, he was put to the sword with blessed Hilary.

Ravénnæ sancti Aderíti, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Ravenna, St. Aderitus, bishop and confessor.

Lutétiæ Parisiórum sancti Eleazárii Cómitis.
At Paris, St. Eleazar, a count.

In Hannónia sanctæ Hiltrúdis Vírginis.
In Hainault, St. Hiltrude, 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.

September XXVII.
SS. Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs
SS. Elzear, Count of Arian, and Delphina

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