romanmartyrology

Nono Kaléndas Februárii. Luna. The Twenty-Fourth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. 

Apud Ephesum sancti Timóthei, qui fuit discípulus beáti Pauli Apóstoli; atque, ab eódem Ephesi ordinátus Epíscopus, ibi, post multos pro Christo agónes, cum Diánæ immolántes argúeret, lapídibus óbrutus est, ac paulo post obdormívit in Dómino. At Ephesus, St. Timothy, disciple of the apostle St. Paul, who ordained him bishop of that city. After many labours for Christ, he was stoned for rebuking those who offered sacrifices to Diana, and shortly after went peacefully to his rest in the Lord.

Antiochíæ sancti Bábilæ Epíscopi, qui, in persecutióne Décii, póstea quam frequénter passiónibus suis ac cruciátibus glorificáverat Deum, gloriósæ vitæ finem sortítus est in vínculis férreis, cum quibus et suum corpus sepelíri mandávit. Referúntur étiam passi cum eo tres púeri, scílicet Urbánus, Prilidiánus et Epolónius, quos ille in Christi fide instrúxerat. At Antioch, in the persecution of Decius, Bishop St. Babylas, who frequently glorified God by his sufferings and torments, ended his life in chains, with which he ordered his body to be buried. Three boys, whom he had instructed in the faith of Christ, Urbanus, Prilidian, and Epolonius, are said to have suffered with him.

Fulgínei, in Umbria, sancti Feliciáni, qui, a sancto Victóre Papa Primo Epíscopus ejúsdem civitátis ordinátus, illic, post multos labóres, in última senectúte, sub Décio Imperatóre, martyrio coronátus est. At Foligno in Umbria, St. Felician, consecrated bishop of that city by Pope St. Victor I. After many labours, in extreme old age, he was crowned with martyrdom in the time of Decius.
Neocæsaréæ, in Mauritánia, sanctórum Mártyrum Mardónii, Musónii, Eugénii et Metélli; qui omnes igni tráditi sunt, et eórum relíquiæ in flumen dispérsæ. At Neocaesarea, the holy martyrs Mardonius, Musonius, Eugenius, and Metellus, who were all burned to death, and their remains thrown into the river.
Item sanctórum Mártyrum Thyrsi et Projécti. Also, the holy martyrs Thyrsus and Projectus.

Cínguli, in Picéno, sancti Exsuperántii Confessóris, ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopi, ob miraculórum famam illústris. At Cingoli in Piceno, St. Exuperantius, confessor and bishop of that city, who attained great fame by his miracles.

Bonóniæ sancti Zamæ, qui, a sancto Dionysio, Románo Pontífice, primus ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopus ordinátus, illic Christiánam fidem mirífice propagávit. At Bologna, St. Zamas, the first bishop of that city, who was consecrated by Pope St. Denis, and there did wonders in spreading the Christian faith.
Item beáti Suráni Abbátis, qui, témpore Longobardórum, sanctitáte flóruit. Also, blessed Suranus, abbot, who lived in the time of the Lombards.

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 XXIV.
St. Timothy, Bishop and Martyr
St. Babylas, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr
St. Suranus, Abbot in Umbria
St. Macedonius, Anchoret in Syria
St. Cadocus, or Cadoc, Abbot in Wales

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