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Prídie Kaléndas Octóbris.  Luna The Thirtieth Day of September. The Night of the Moon.

In Béthlehem Judæ deposítio sancti Hierónymi Presbyteri, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, qui, ómnium stúdia litterárum adéptus ac probatórum Monachórum imitátor factus, multa hæresum monstra gládio suæ doctrínæ confódit; demum, cum ad decrépitam usque vixísset ætátem, in pace quiévit, sepultúsque est ad Præsépe Dómini.  Ejus corpus, póstea Romam delátum, in Basílica sanctæ Maríæ Majóris cónditum fuit.
In Bethlehem of Juda, the death of St. Jerome, priest and doctor of the Church.  Excelling in all kinds of learning, he imitated the life of the most approved monks, and disposed of many monstrous heresies with the sword of his doctrine.  Having at length reached a very advanced age, he rested in peace and was buried near the manger of our Lord.  His body was afterwards transferred to Rome, and placed in the basilica of St. Mary Major.

Romæ natális sancti Francísci Bórgiæ, Sacerdótis et Confessóris; qui Præpósitus Generális fuit Societátis Jesu, ac vitæ asperitáte, oratiónis dono, abdicátis sæculi et recusátis Ecclésiæ dignitátibus, vir memorábilis éxstitit.  Ipsíus autem festum sexto Idus Octóbris celebrátur.
At Rome, the birthday of St. Francis Borgia, priest and confessor.  He was the General of the Society of Jesus, and is memorable for his mortification, gift of prayer, the forsaking of the world, and the refusal of ecclesiastical dignities.  His feast is observed on the 10th of October.

Lexóvii, in Gállia, item natális sanctæ Terésiæ a Jesu Infánte, ex Ordine Carmelitárum Excalceatórum; quam, vitæ innocéntia et simplicitáte claríssimam, Pius Undécimus, Póntifex Máximus, sanctárum Vírginum albo adscrípsit, peculiárem ómnium Missiónum Patrónam declarávit, ejúsque festum quinto Nonas Octóbris recoléndum esse decrévit.
At Lisieux in France, the birthday of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, of the Order of Discalced Carmelites.  Seeing her to be most wonderful for her innocence of life and simplicity, Pope Pius XI placed her name among the holy virgins and appointed her as special patron before God of all missions, decreeing that her feast should be observed on the 3rd of October.

Romæ sancti Leopárdi Mártyris, qui ex Juliáni Apóstatæ domésticis fuit; cui caput amputátum est, et corpus ejus Aquisgránum póstea translátum.
At Rome, the holy martyr Leopardus, of the household of Julian the Apostate.  He was beheaded at Rome, and his body afterwards taken to Aix-la-Chapelle.

Solodóri, in Gállia, pássio sanctórum Mártyrum Victóris et Ursi, ex gloriósa legióne Thebæórum, qui, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre, primum diris supplíciis cruciáti, sed cælésti super eos lúmine coruscánte, ruéntibus in terram minístris, erépti; deínde in ignem missi, sed in nullo pénitus læsi; novíssime gládio consummáti sunt.
At Soleure in Switzerland, in the time of Emperor Maximian, the passion of the holy martyrs Victor and Ursus, of the glorious Theban legion.  They were subjected to horrible tortures, but a heavenly light shone over them causing the executioners to fall to the ground, and they were delivered.  Being then cast into the fire without sustaining any injury, they finally perished by the sword.

Placéntiæ sancti Antoníni Mártyris, ex eádem legióne.
At Piacenza, the holy martyr Antoninus, a soldier of the same legion.

Eódem die sancti Gregórii, Epíscopi magnæ Arméniæ, qui, sub Diocletiáno, multa passus est; ac tandem, Constantíni Magni Imperatóris témpore, in pace quiévit.
On the same day, St. Gregory, bishop of Greater Armenia, who, after many sufferings under Diocletian, rested in peace.

Cantuáriæ, in Anglia, sancti Honórii, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Canterbury in England, St. Honorius, bishop and confessor.

Romæ sanctæ Sophíæ Víduæ, matris sanctárum Vírginum et Mártyrum Fídei, Spei et Caritátis.
At Rome, St. Sophia, widow, mother of the holy virgin martyrs Faith, Hope, and Charity.

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 XXX.
St. Jerom, Priest and Doctor of the Church
St. Gregory, Bishop
St. Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury Confessor

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