romanmartyrology

Quarto Nonas Februárii. Luna. The Second Day of February. The Night of the Moon. 

Purificátio beátæ Maríæ Vírginis, quæ a Græcis Hypapánte Dómini appellátur. The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, called by the Greeks the Hypapante (meeting) of the Lord.

Cæsaréæ, in Palæstína, sancti Cornélii Centuriónis, quem beátus Petrus Apóstolus baptizávit, et apud præfátam urbem Episcopáli sublimávit honóre. At Caesarea in Palestine, St. Cornelius, a centurion, whom the blessed apostle Peter baptized, and raised to the episcopal dignity in that city.
Romæ, via Salária, pássio sancti Aproniáni Commentariénsis, qui, adhuc Gentílis, cum sanctum Sisínium e cárcere edúceret ut Laodício Præfécto præsentáret, vocémque de cælo factam audíret: « Veníte, benedícti Patris mei, percípite regnum, quod vobis parátum est a constitutióne mundi », credens baptizátur, et póstea, in confessióne Dómini, vitæ finem senténtia capitáli accépit. At Rome, on the Salarian Way, the passion of St. Apronian, a notary. While he was yet a heathen, and was leading St. Sisinius out of prison to present him before the governor Laodicius, he head a voice from heaven saying: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess the kingdom which I have prepared for you from the beginning of the world.” At once he believed, was baptized, and after confessing our Lord, received sentence of death.
Item Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Fortunáti, Feliciáni, Firmi et Cándidi. Also at Rome, the holy martyrs Fortunatus, Felician, Firmus and Candidus.

Aureliánis, in Gállia, sancti Flósculi Epíscopi. At Orleans in France, the holy bishop Flosculus.

Cantuáriæ, in Anglia, natális sancti Lauréntii Epíscopi, qui, post sanctum Augustínum, eam Ecclésiam gubernávit, et Regem ipsum ad fidem convértit. At Canterbury in England, the birthday of St. Lawrence, bishop, who succeeded St. Augustine in the government of that church, and converted the king himself to the faith.

Prati, in Etrúria, sanctæ Catharínæ de Rícciis, Vírginis Florentínæ, ex Ordine Prædicatórum, ob cæléstium donórum copiam insígnis; quam Benedíctus Décimus quartus, Póntifex Máximus, sanctárum Vírginum fastis adscrípsit. At Prati in Tuscany, St. Catherine de Ricci, a virgin of Florence, member of the Order of Preachers, famous for a plenitude of heavenly gifts. Pope Benedict XIV placed her name on the roll of holy virgins.

Burdígalæ, in Gállia, sanctæ Joánnæ de Léstonnac, Víduæ, Institúti Filiárum beátæ Vírginis Maríæ Fundatrícis, caritátis stúdio ac puellárum instituendárum cura insígnis; quam Pius Papa Duodécimus Sanctárum número accénsuit. At Bordeaux in France, St. Joan de Lestonnac, widow, foundress of the Daughters of the blessed Virgin Mary, renowned for the practice of charity and the care of her girl pupils, and whom Pope Pius XII raised to the number of the saints.

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.

February II.
The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Laurence, Archbishop of Canterbury

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