romanmartyrology

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Aprilis. Luna. The Sixteenth Day of March. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ pássio sancti Cyríaci Diáconi, qui, post longam cárceris maceratiónem, liquáta pice perfúsus et in catásta exténsus, attráctus étiam nervis et fústibus cæsus, ad últimum, cum Largo et Smarágdo et áliis vigínti, jubénte Maximiáno, cápite truncátus est. Sanctórum vero Cyríaci, Largi et Smarágdi festívitas sexto Idus Augústi recólitur, quo die a beáto Marcéllo Papa córpora eorúndem vigínti trium Mártyrum leváta sunt ac venerabíliter tumuláta. At Rome the martyrdom of the deacon St. Cyriacus, who, after a long imprisonment, had melted pitch poured over him, was stretched on the rack, had his limbs pulled with ropes, was beaten with clubs, and finally was beheaded by order of Maximian, together with Largus, Smaragdus, and twenty others. Their feast, however, is kept on the 8th of August, the day on which these twenty-three martyrs were exhumed by blessed Pope Marcellus and reverently entombed.
Aquiléjæ natális beáti Hilárii Epíscopi, et Tatiáni Diáconi, qui, sub Numeriáno Imperatóre et Berónio Præside, post equúleum atque ália torménta, una cum Felíce, Largo et Dionysio, martyrium terminárunt. At Aquileia, in the time of Emperor Numerian and the governor Beronius, the birthday of the holy bishop Hilary, and the deacon Tatian, who were martyred with Felix, Largus, and Denis, after being subjected to the rack and other tortures.
In Lycaónia sancti Papæ Mártyris, qui, ob Christi fidem, verbéribus cæsus, úngulis férreis lacerátus, clavátis cálceis incédere jussus est; deínde árbori alligátus, eándem árborem, migrans ad Dóminum, ex stérili réddidit fructuósam. In Lycaonia, the holy martyr Papas, who was scourged for the Christian faith, had his flesh torn with iron hooks, and was compelled to walk with shoes pierced with nails, and was finally bound to a barren tree. In leaving this world to go to God, he rendered this same tree fruitful.

Anazárbi, in Cilícia, sancti Juliáni Mártyris, qui, sub Marciáno Præside, diutíssime cruciátus, demum, in sacco una cum serpéntibus inclúsus, in mare demérsus est. At Anazarbum in Cilicia, under the governor Marcian, the martyr St. Julian, who was a long time tortured, then put into a sack with serpents, and cast into the sea.

In dicióne Canadénsi sanctórum Mártyrum Joánnis de Brébeuf, Gabriélis Lalemant, Antónii Daniel, Cároli Garnier et Natális Chabanel, Presbyterórum Societátis Jesu, qui in Hurónica Missióne, hac aliísque diébus, post multos labóres et sævíssimos cruciátus, mortem pro Christo fórtiter obiérunt. In the territory of Canada, Saints John de Brébeuf, Gabriel Lalemant, Anthony Daniel, Charles Garnier, and Noel Chabanel, priests of the Society of Jesus, who in the mission of the Hurons, on this and other days, after many labours and most cruel torments, bravely underwent death for Christ.
Ravénnæ sancti Agapíti, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Ravenna, St. Agapitus, bishop and confessor.

Colóniæ Agrippínæ sancti Heribérti Epíscopi, sanctitáte célebris. At Cologne, St. Heribert, bishop, celebrated for sanctity.
Arvérnis, in Gállia, deposítio sancti Patrícii Epíscopi. In Auvergne, the death of St. Patrick, bishop.

In Syria sancti Abrahæ Eremítæ, cujus res gestas beátus Ephræm Diáconus conscrípsit. In Syria, St. Abraham, hermit, whose life has been written by the blessed deacon Ephrem.

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.

March XVI.
St. Julian of Cilicia, Martyr
St. Finian, surnamed Lobhar, or the Leper

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