romanmartyrology

Tértio Idus Decémbris. Luna . The Eleventh Day of December. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ sancti Dámasi Primi, Papæ et Confessóris; qui Apollinárem hæresiárcham damnávit, et Petrum, Epíscopum Alexandrínum, fugátum restítuit; multa étiam sanctórum Mártyrum córpora invénit, eorúmque memórias vérsibus exornávit.
At Rome, St. Damasus, pope and confessor, who condemned the heresiarch Apollinaris, and restored to his See Peter, bishop of Alexandria, who had been driven from it.  He also discovered the bodies of many holy martyrs and composed verses in their honour.

Item Romæ pássio sancti Trasónis, qui, cum Christiános laborántes in thermis, aliísque opéribus públicis fatigátos, et in cárcere pósitos, de suis facultátibus áleret, jussu Maximiáni tentus est, et cum áliis duóbus, id est Pontiáno et Prætextáto, martyrio coronátus.
Also at Rome, St. Thrason.  He was arrested by order of Maximian for supporting with his goods the Christians who laboured in the baths and at other public works, and those confined in jail.  He was crowned with martyrdom with two others, Pontian and Prætextatus.

Ambiáni, in Gállia, sanctórum Mártyrum Victórici et Fusciáni, sub eódem Imperatóre, in quorum náribus et áuribus jussit Rictiovárus Præses immítti tarínchas, et clavis ardéntibus témpora transfígi, deínde óculos evélli, ac póstmodum eórum córpora jaculári; sicque, una cum sancto Gentiáno, eórum hóspite, capítibus amputátis, migravérunt ad Dóminum.
At Amiens in France, the holy martyrs Victoricus and Fuscian, under the same emperor.  By order of Governor Rictiovarus, they had iron pins driven into their ears and nostrils, heated nails into their temples, and arrows into their bodies and their eyes torn out.  They were beheaded with St. Gentian, their guest, and they passed to the Lord.
In Pérside sancti Bársabæ Mártyris.
In Persia, St. Barsabas, martyr.
In Hispánia sancti Eutychii Mártyris.
In Spain, St. Eutychius, martyr.

Placéntiæ sancti Sabíni Epíscopi, miráculis clari.
At Piacenza, St. Sabinus, bishop, renowned for miracles.

Constantinópoli sancti Daniélis Stylítæ.
At Constantinople, St. Daniel Stylites.

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 XI.
St. Damasus, Pope and Confessor
SS. Fuscian, Victoricus, and Gentian, Martyrs
St. Daniel the Stylite, Confessor

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