romanmartyrology

Décimo nono Kaléndas Februárii. Luna. The Fourteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Hilárii, Epíscopi Pictaviénsis, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris; qui prídie hujus diéi evolávit in cælum.
St. Hilary, bishop of Poitiers, confessor and doctor of the Church, who entered heaven on the thirteenth day of this month.

Nolæ, in Campánia, natális sancti Felícis Presbyteri, qui (ut sanctus Paulínus Epíscopus scribit), cum a persecutóribus post torménta in cárcerem missus esset, et cóchleis ac téstulis vinctus superpósitus jacéret, nocte ab Angelo solútus atque edúctus fuit; póstmodum vero, cessánte persecutióne, ibídem, cum multos ad Christi fidem exémplo vitæ ac doctrína convertísset, clarus miráculis quiévit in pace.
At Nola in Campania, the birthday of St. Felix, priest, who (as is related by bishop St. Paulinus), after being subjected to torments by the persecutors, was cast into prison, bound hand foot, and extended on shells and broken earthenware.  In the night, however, his bonds were loosened and he was delivered by an angel.  The persecution over, he brought many to the faith of Christ by his exemplary life and teaching, and, renowned for miracles, rested in peace.

In Judæa sancti Malachíæ Prophétæ.
In Judea, St. Malachy, prophet.
In monte Sina sanctórum trigínta octo Monachórum, a Saracénis ob Christi fidem interfectórum.
On Mount Sinai, thirty-eight holy monks killed by the Saracens for the faith of Christ.
In Rhaíthi regióne, in Ægypto, sanctórum quadragínta trium Monachórum, qui, pro Christiána religióne, a Blémmiis occísi sunt.
In Egypt, in the district of Raithy, forty-three holy monks, who were put to death by the Blemmians for the Christian religion.

Medioláni sancti Dátii, Epíscopi et Confessóris; cujus méminit beátus Gregórius Papa.
At Milan, St. Datius, bishop and confessor, mentioned by pope St. Gregory.
In Africa sancti Euphrásii Epíscopi.
In Africa, St. Euphrasius, bishop.

Neocæsaréæ, in Ponto, sanctæ Macrínæ, discípulæ beáti Gregórii Thaumatúrgi, et áviæ sancti Basilíi, quæ eúndem Basilíum educávit in fide.
At Neocaesarea in Pontus, St. Macrina, disciple of St. Gregory the Wonder-Worker, and grandmother of St. Basil, whom she educated in the Christian faith.

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 XIV.
St. Hilary, Bishop
St. Felix of Nola, Priest and Confessor
St. Isaias, St. Sabbas, &c. Martyrs of Sinai
St. Barbasceminus and Sixteen of His Clergy, Martyrs

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