romanmartyrology

Séptimo Idus Decémbris. Luna . The Seventh Day of December. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Ambrósii Epíscopi, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, qui prídie Nonas Aprílis obdormívit in Dómino, sed hac die potíssimum cólitur, qua Mediolanénsem Ecclésiam gubernándam suscépit.
St. Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church, who fell asleep in the Lord on the 4th of April; his feast is kept on this day, the day on which he assumed the government of the Church of Milan.

Romæ beáti Eutychiáni Papæ, qui per divérsa loca trecéntos quadragínta duos Mártyres manu sua sepelívit; quibus et ipse deínde sociátus, sub Numeriáno Imperatóre, martyrio coronátus est, et in cœmetério Callísti sepúltus.
At Rome, blessed Eutychian, pope, who with his own hand buried three hundred and forty-two martyrs in various places.  He himself was joined with them, crowned with martyrdom under Emperor Numerian, and was buried in the cemetery of Callistus.

Alexandríæ natális beáti Agathónis militáris, qui, in persecutióne Décii, cum prohibéret quosdam voléntes illúdere cadavéribus Mártyrum, clamor repénte totíus vulgi advérsus eum extóllitur; oblátus autem Júdici, et in Christi confessióne persístens, cápite pro pietáte damnátus est.
At Alexandria, the birthday of blessed Agatho, soldier.  In the persecution of Decius, because he prevented some people from mocking the bodies of the martyrs, a sudden clamour was raised against him by the crowd.  Being brought before the judge, and persisting in his confession of Christ, he was sentenced to death for his reverence.

Antiochíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Polycárpi et Theodóri.
At Antioch, the holy martyrs Polycarp and Theodore.
Tubúrbi, in Africa, sancti Servi Mártyris, qui, in persecutióne Wandálica, sub Ariáno Rege Hunneríco, fústibus diutíssime cæsus, tróchleis frequénter in sublíme elevátus atque ictu céleri super sílices póndere córporis dimíssus, et lapídibus acutíssimis perfricátus, martyrii palmam adéptus est.
At Tuburbum in Africa, during the persecution of the Vandals, under the Arian king Hunneric, St. Servus, martyr, who, being for a very long time beaten with rods, lifted up on high with pulleys, and suddenly dropped on flint-stones with his whole weight, and rubbed over with sharp stones, obtained the palm of martyrdom.

Theáni, in Campánia, sancti Urbáni, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Teano in Campania, St. Urban, bishop and confessor.

Apud Sántonas, in Gállia, sancti Martíni Abbátis, ad cujus túmulum crebérrima divínitus fiunt mirácula.
At Saintes in France, St. Martin, abbot, at whose tomb frequent miracles have been worked through the power of God.

Eboríaci, in território Meldénsi, commemorátio sanctæ Faræ, étiam Burgundofáræ nómine appellátæ, Abbatíssæ et Vírginis, cujus dies natális tértio Nonas Aprilis recensétur.
At Faremoutiers, in the diocese of Meaux, the commemoration of St. Fara, who is also called Burgundofara, abbess and virgin.  Her birthday is on the 3rd of April.

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.

December VII.
St. Ambrose, Bishop and Confessor, Doctor of the Church
St. Fara, Virgin and Abbess

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