romanmartyrology

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna. The Eighteenth Day of January.  The Night of the Moon. 

Cáthedra sancti Petri Apóstoli, qua primum Romæ sedit.
The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle, who established the Holy See at Rome.

Ibídem pássio sanctæ Priscæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ sub Cláudio Imperatóre, post multa torménta, martyrio coronáta est.
In the same place, under Emperor Claudius, the passion of St. Prisca, virgin and martyr, who, after undergoing many torments, was crowned with martyrdom.
In Ponto natális sanctórum Mártyrum Moséi et Ammónii, qui, cum essent mílites, primo ad metálla damnáti sunt, ac novíssime igni tráditi.
In Pontus, the birthday of the holy martyrs Mosseus and Ammonius, soldiers, who were first condemned to work in the metal mines, then cast into the fire.
Ibídem sancti Athenógenis, antíqui Theólogi, qui, per ignem consummatúrus martyrium, hymnum lætus cécinit, quem et discípulis scriptum relíquit.
In the same country, St. Athenogenes, an aged divine, who, on the point of being martyred by fire, joyfully sang a hymn, which he left in writing to his disciples.

Turónis, in Gállia, sancti Volusiáni Epíscopi, qui, a Gothis captus, in exsílio spíritum Deo réddidit.
At Tours in France, St. Volusian, bishop, who was made captive by the Goths, and in exile gave up his soul unto God.

In monastério Lutrénsi, in Burgúndia, sancti Deícolæ Abbátis, qui, natióne Hibérnus, discípulus fuit beáti Columbáni.
In the monastery of Lure in Burgundy, St. Deicola, abbot, a native of Ireland a disciple of St. Columban.

Turónis, in Gállia, sancti Leobárdi reclúsi, qui mira abstinéntia et humilitáte refúlsit.
At Tours in France, St. Leobard, anchoret, a man of wonderful abstinence and humility.

Novocómi sanctæ Liberátæ Vírginis.
At Como, St. Liberata, virgin.

Budæ, in Hungária, sanctæ Margarítæ Vírginis, e régia Arpadénsium família, Ordinis sancti Domínici Moniális, virtúte castitátis et arctíssima pæniténtia insígnis, quam Pius Duodécimus, Póntifex Máximus, sanctárum Vírginum catálogo adscrípsit.
At Buda in Hungary, St. Margaret, virgin, from the royal family of Arpad, and a nun of the Order of St. Dominic, endued with the virtues of chastity and a burning penitence.  The Supreme Pontiff, Pius XII, added her to the list of holy virgins.

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 XVIII.
St. Peter’s Chair at Rome
St. Paul, and Thirty-six Companions in Egypt, Martyrs
St. Prisca, Virgin and Martyr
St. Deicolus, Abbot, Native of Ireland
St. Ulfrid, or Wolfred, Bishop and Martyr

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