Idibus Decémbris. Luna . The Thirteenth Day of December. The Night of the Moon.
Syracúsis, in Sicília, natális sanctæ Lúciæ, Vírginis et Mártyris, in persecutióne Diocletiáni. Hæc nóbilis Virgo, cum eam lenónes, quibus, jubénte, Paschásio Consulári, trádita erat ut a pópulo castitáti ejus illuderétur, dúcere vellent, nullátenus per illos movéri pótuit, nec fúnibus ádditis, nec boum jugis plúrimis; deínde vero, picem, resínam ac fervens óleum nil læsa súperans, tandem, gládio in gútture percússa, martyrium consummávit.
At Syracuse in Sicily, the birthday of St. Lucy, virgin and martyr, in the persecution of Diocletian. By order of the proconsul Paschasius, she was delivered to profligates, that her chastity might be insulted by the people; but when they attempted to lead her away they were not able to move her, either with ropes or by means of many yoke of oxen. Then having hot pitch, resin, and burning oil applied to her body without being injured, she finally had a sword driven through her throat, and thus completed her martyrdom.
Molíni, in Gállia, item natális sanctæ Joánnæ-Francíscæ Frémiot de Chantal Víduæ, quæ Ordinis Sanctimoniálium Visitatiónis sanctæ Maríæ fuit Institútrix; ac, nobilitáte géneris, vitæ sanctimónia, quam in quadruplíci statu constánter duxit, et miraculórum dono illústris, a Cleménte Décimo tértio, Pontífice Máximo, in Sanctárum númerum reláta est. Sacrum ejus corpus Annésium, in Sabáudia, translátum fuit, et solémni pompa in prima sui Ordinis Ecclésia tumulátum. Ipsíus autem festum duodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris ab univérsa Ecclésia Clemens Papa Décimus quartus celebrári mandávit.
At Moulins in France, the birthday of St. Jane Frances Fremiot de Chantal, widow, foundress of the Nuns of the Visitation of St. Mary, distinguished by the nobility of her birth, by the holiness she constantly displayed in four different states of life, and by the gift of miracles. She was placed among the saints by Clement XIII. Her holy body was taken to Annecy in Savoy and buried with great pomp in the first church of her order. by order of Clement XIV, her feast is kept by the whole Church on the 21st of August.
In Arménia pássio sanctórum Mártyrum Eustrátii, Auxéntii, Eugénii, Mardárii et Oréstis, in persecutióne Diocletiáni. Ex ipsis Eustrátius, primum sub Lysia, deínde Sebáste, sub Agricoláo Præside, una cum Oréste exquisítis torméntis cruciátus, in fornácem missus réddidit spíritum; Oréstes autem, in stratum férreum ignítum pósitus, migrávit ad Dóminum; céteri apud Arábracos, sævíssimis agitáti supplíciis, sub Lysia Præside, diversímode martyrium consummárunt. Eórum córpora, póstea Romam transláta, in Ecclésia sancti Apollináris honorífice collocáta sunt.
In Armenia, the martyrdom of the holy martyrs Eustratius, Auxentius, Eugene, Mardarius, and Orestes, in the persecution of Diocletian. Eustratius was the first subjected alone to barbarous torments under Lysias. Then he was conducted to Sebaste, where he was tortured together with Orestes under the governor Agricolaus, and being cast into a furnace, yielded up his soul; but Orestes being laid on a bed of heated iron, rendered his soul unto God. The others were made to endure most grievous torments among the Arabraci, under the governor Lysias, and fulfilled their martyrdom in different ways. Their relics were afterwards carried to Rome and placed with due honours in the church of St. Apollinaris.
In Sulcitána ínsula, apud Sardíniam, pássio sancti Antíochi, sub Hadriáno Imperatóre.
At Sardinia, in the island of Sulci, the martyrdom of St. Antiochus, under Emperor Hadrian.
Cameráci, in Gállia, sancti Authbérti, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Cambrai in France, St. Aubert, bishop and confessor.
In pago Pontívo, in Gállia, sancti Judóci, Presbyteri et Confessóris.
In the parts of Ponthieu in France, St. Judoc, priest and confessor.
In território Argentoraténsi sanctæ Othíliæ Vírginis.
In the territory of Strasbourg, St. Odile, 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.
|St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr|
|St. Jodoc, or Josse, Confessor|
|St. Kenelm, King and Martyr|
|St. Aubert, Bishop of Cambray and Arras, Confessor|
|B. John Marinoni, Confessor|
|St. Othilia, Virgin and Abbess|
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