romanmartyrology

Prídie Nonas Januárii. Luna. The Fourth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. 

Octáva sanctórum Innocéntium Mártyrum.
The Octave of the Holy Innocents.

In Creta natális sancti Titi, qui, ab Apóstolo Paulo Epíscopus Creténsium ordinátus, et, post prædicatiónis offícium fidelíssime consummátum, finem beátum adéptus, in ea sepúltus est Ecclésia, ubi a beáto Apóstolo dignus miníster fúerat constitútus.  Ipsíus tamen festívitas octávo Idus Februárii celebrátur.
In Crete, the birthday of St. Titus, who was consecrated bishop of that island by the apostle St. Paul.  After having faithfully performed the duty of preaching the Gospel, he reached the end of his saintly life, and was buried in the church of which he had been made a worthy minister by the holy apostle.

Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Prisci Presbyteri, et Priscilliáni Clérici, ac Benedíctæ, religiósæ féminæ; qui, témpore impiíssimi Juliáni, gládio martyrium complevérunt.
At Rome, in the reign of the impious Julian, the holy martyrs Priscus, a priest, Priscillian, a cleric; and Benedicta, a religious woman, whose martyrdom was ended by the sword.

Item Romæ beátæ Dafrósæ, uxóris sancti Flaviáni Mártyris, ac matris sanctárum Bibiánæ et Demétriæ, Vírginum et Mártyrum; quæ, post interfectiónem viri sui, primum exsílio relegáta, deínde, sub præfáto Príncipe, cápite plexa est.
Also at Rome, under the same emperor, blessed Dafrosa, wife of the martyr St. Flavian, and mother of Saints Bibiana and Demetria, virgin martyrs.  After her husband had been killed, she was first banished and then beheaded.

Bonóniæ sanctórum Hermétis, Aggǽi et Caji Mártyrum, qui sub Maximiáno Imperatóre passi sunt.
At Bologna, the Saints Hermes, Aggaeus, and Caius, martyrs, who suffered under Emperor Maximian.

Adruméti, in Africa, commemorátio sancti Mávili Mártyris, qui in persecutióne Sevéri Imperatóris, a sævíssimo Præside Scápula damnátus ad béstias, martyrii corónam accépit.
At Adrumetum in Africa, in the persecution of Severus, the commemoration of St. Mavilus, martyr, who, being condemned by the very cruel governor Scapula to be devoured by wild beasts, received the crown of martyrdom.
Item in Africa præclarissimórum Mártyrum Aquilíni, Gémini, Eugénii, Marciáni, Quincti, Theódoti et Tryphónis.
Also in Africa, the most renowned martyrs Aquilinus, Geminus, Eugenius, Marcian, Quinctus, Theodotus, and Tryphon.

Apud Língonas, in Gállia, sancti Gregórii Epíscopi, miráculis clari.
At Langres in France, St. Gregory, a bishop renowned for miracles.

Rhemis, in Gállia, sancti Rigobérti, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Rheims in France, St. Rigobertus, bishop and confessor.

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.

January IV.
St. Titus, Disciple of St. Paul, Bishop
St. Gregory, Bishop of Langres
St. Rigobert, or Robert, Bishop
St. Rumon, Bishop in England

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