Décimo nono Kaléndas Januárii. Luna . The Fourteenth Day of December. The Night of the Moon.
Ubédæ, in Hispánia, natális sancti Joánnis a Cruce, Presbyteri et Confessóris, sanctæ Terésiæ in Carmelitárum reformatióne sócii; quem, a Summo Pontífice Benedícto Décimo tértio Sanctis adscríptum, Pius Papa Undécimus Doctórem universális Ecclésiæ declarávit. Ipsíus tamen festívitas ágitur octávo Kaléndas Decémbris.
At Ubeda in Spain, the birthday of St. John of the Cross, priest and confessor, and the companion of St. Teresa in the reform of the Carmelites. Pope Benedict XIII placed him on the list of the saints, and Pope Pius XI declared him a doctor of the universal Church. His feast, however, is observed on the 24th of November.
Rhemis, in Gállia, pássio sanctórum Nicásii Epíscopi, ac soróris Eutrópiæ Vírginis, et Sociórum Mártyrum; qui a bárbaris Ecclésiæ hóstibus cæsi sunt.
At Rheims in France, holy Bishop Nicasius, his sister, the virgin Eutropia, and their companions, martyrs, who were put to death by barbarians hostile to the Church.
Alexandríæ sanctórum Mártyrum Herónis, Arsénii, Isidóri, et Dióscori púeri. Horum tres primos Judex, in persecutióne Deciána, cum eos, váriis torméntis dilánians, pari armátos constántia vidéret, tradi ígnibus jubet; Dióscorus vero, multiplíciter flagellátus, divíno nutu ad consolatiónem fidélium dimíssus est.
At Alexandria, the holy martyrs Heron, Arsenius, Isidore, and the boy Dioscorus. In the persecution of Decius, the first three were subjected to all the refinements of cruelty by the judge, who, seeing them displaying the same constancy, ordered that they should be cast into the fire. But Dioscorus, after repeated scourgings, was set free by the intervention of Providence to the great consolation of the faithful.
Antiochíæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Drusi, Zósimi et Theodóri.
At Antioch, the birthday of the holy martyrs Drusus, Zosimus, and Theodore.
Eódem die pássio sanctórum Justi et Abúndii, qui, sub Numeriáno Imperatóre et Olybrio Præside, conjécti in ignem, et, cum inde evasíssent illæsi, gládio percússi sunt.
On the same day, the martyrdom of Saints Justus and Abundius, who were cast into the flames in the time of Emperor Numerian and the governor Olybrius, but escaping all injury, they were smitten with the sword.
In Cypro natális beáti Spiridiónis Epíscopi, qui unus fuit ex illis Confessóribus, quos Galérius Maximiánus, dextro óculo effósso et sinístro póplite succíso, ad metálla damnáverat. Hic prophetíæ dono et signórum glória ínclitus fuit, et in Nicæno Concílio philósophum éthnicum, Christiánæ religióni insultántem, devícit et ad fidem perdúxit.
In the island of Cyprus, the birthday of blessed Spiridion, bishop. He was one of those confessors who were condemned by Galerius Maximian to labour in the mines, after suffering the loss of his right eye and cutting of the sinews of his left knee. This prelate was renowned for the gift of prophecy and glorious miracles, and in the Council of Nicea he confounded a heathen philosopher, who had insulted the Christian religion, and brought him to the faith.
Bérgomi sancti Viatóris, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Bergamo, St. Viator, bishop and confessor.
Papíæ sancti Pompéji Epíscopi.
At Pavia, St. Pompey, bishop.
Neápoli, in Campánia, sancti Agnélli Abbátis, virtúte miraculórum illústris, qui obséssam urbem sæpe visus est Crucis vexíllo ab hóstibus liberáre.
At Naples in Campania, St. Agnellus, abbot. Illustrious for the gift of miracles, he was often seen with the standard of the Cross, delivering the city besieged by enemies.
Medioláni sancti Matroniáni Eremítæ.
At Milan, St. Matronian, hermit.
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. Spiridion, Bishop and Confessor|
|SS. Nicasius, Ninth Archbishop of Rheims, and His Companions, Martyrs|
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