romanmartyrology

Quinto Idus Decémbris. Luna . The Ninth Day of December. The Night of the Moon. 

Carthágine sancti Restitúti, Epíscopi et Mártyris, in cujus solemnitáte sanctus Augustínus de ipso ad pópulum sermónem hábuit.
At Carthage, St. Restitutus, bishop and martyr, on whose feast St. Augustine delivered a discourse to the people in which he set forth his praises.
Item in Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Petri, Succéssi, Bassiáni, Primitívi et aliórum vigínti.
Also in Africa, the holy martyrs Peter, Successus, Bassian, Primitivus, and twenty others.

Toléti, in Hispánia, natális sanctæ Leocádiæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ, in persecutióne Diocletiáni Imperatóris, a Præfécto Hispaniárum Daciáno inclúsa cárcere ac dire maceráta, in eo tandem, cum gravíssimos beátæ Euláliæ et reliquórum Mártyrum cruciátus audísset, impollútum spíritum, génibus in oratióne pósitis, Christo réddidit.
At Toledo in Spain, the birthday of the holy virgin Leocadia, a martyr in the persecution of Emperor Diocletian.  She was condemned to a cruel imprisonment by Dacian, prefect of Spain, and was pining away when, hearing of the barbarous tortures of blessed Eulalia and the other martyrs, she knelt down to pray and yielded up her undefiled spirit to Christ.

Lemóvicis, in Aquitánia, sanctæ Valériæ, Vírginis et Mártyris.
At Limoges in Aquitaine, St. Valeria, virgin and martyr.

Verónæ sancti Próculi Epíscopi, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, cólaphis ac fústibus cæsus, e civitáte pulsus est, ac tandem in Ecclésiam suam restitútus, quiévit in pace.
At Verona, during the persecution of Diocletian, St. Proculus, bishop, who was buffeted, scourged with rods, and driven out of the city.  Being at length restored to his church, he died in peace.

Papíæ sancti Syri, qui fuit primus ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopus, atque apostólicis signis et virtútibus cláruit.
At Pavia, St. Syrus, first bishop of that city, who was renowned for apostolic signs and virtues.

Apaméæ, in Syria, beáti Juliáni Epíscopi, qui, témpore Sevéri, sanctitáte refúlsit.
At Apamea in Syria, blessed Julian, bishop, who flourished in holiness in the time of Severus.

Graji, in Burgúndia, sancti Petri Fourier qui Canónicus Reguláris fuit Salvatóris Nostri, et Canonissárum Regulárium Dóminæ Nostræ edocéndis puéllis Institútor; atque, virtútibus ac miráculis clarus, a Leóne Décimo tértio, Pontífice Máximo, Sanctórum catálogo adjúnctus est.
At Gray in Burgundy, St. Peter Fourier, Canon Regular of Our Saviour and the founder of the Canonesses Regular of Our Lady for the education of children.  Because of his brilliant virtues and miracles, Leo XIII placed him the catalogue of the Saints.

Petragóricis, in Gállia, sancti Cypriáni Abbátis, magnæ sanctitátis viri.
At Perigueux in France, St. Cyprian, abbot, a man of great sanctity.

Naziánzi, in Cappadócia, sanctæ Gorgóniæ, quæ fuit beátæ Nonnæ fília, atque beatórum Gregórii Theólogi et Cæsárii soror, cujus ipse Gregórius virtútes et mirácula conscrípsit.
At Nazianzum in Cappadocia, St. Gorgonia, of whose virtues and miracles St. Gregory has written.  She was the daughter of blessed Nonna and the sister of St. Gregory the Theologian and St. Caesarius.

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 IX.
St. Leocadia, Virgin and Martyr
The Seven Martyrs at Samosata
St. Wulfhilde, Virgin and Abbess

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