romanmartyrology

Quarto Nonas Maji. Luna . The Fourth Day of May. The Night of the Moon. 

Apud Ostia Tiberína sanctæ Mónicæ, beáti Augustíni matris, cujus ille præcláram vitam, in libro nono Confessiónum, testátam relíquit. At Ostia, the birthday of St. Monica, mother of blessed Augustine. He has left us in the ninth book of his Confessions a beautiful sketch of her life.

In metállo Phennénsi Palæstínæ natális beáti Silváni, Gazæ Epíscopi, qui, in Diocletiáni Imperatóris persecutióne, Galérii Maximiáni Cǽsaris mandáto, cum plúrimis suis Cléricis, martyrio coronátus est. At the metal mines of Phennes in Palestine, the birthday of blessed Silvanus, bishop of Gaza, who was crowned with martyrdom with many of his clerics by the command of Caesar Galerius Maximian, in the persecution of Diocletian.

Hierosólymis sancti Cyríaci Epíscopi, qui, cum loca sancta visitáret, ibídem, sub Juliáno Apóstata, cæsus est. At Jerusalem, in the reign of Julian the Apostate, St. Cyriacus, bishop, who was murdered while visiting the holy places.

Cameríni sancti Porphyrii Presbyteri et Mártyris, qui, sub Décio Imperatóre et Antíocho Prǽside, cum plúrimos (in quibus fuit Venántius) ad Christi fidem convertísset, cápite amputátus est. At Camerinum, St. Porphyry, priest and martyr. Because he converted many to the faith (among them Venantius), he was beheaded during the reign of Emperor Decius and the governor Antiochus.

In metállo Phennénsi Palæstínæ sanctórum trigínta novem Mártyrum, qui, ad metálla damnáti, demum, post adustiónem candéntis ferri et ália torménta, simul cápite cæsi sunt. Also in the mines of Phennes, thirty-nine holy martyrs, who were condemned to work there, to be branded with hot irons, to undergo other torments, and finally all to be beheaded at the same time.

Lauréaci, in Nórico Ripénsi, sancti Floriáni Mártyris, qui, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, Aquilíni Prǽsidis jussu, in flumen Anísum, ligáto ad collum saxo, præcipitátus est. At Lorch in Austria, under Emperor Diocletian and the governor Aquilinus, the martyr St. Florian, who was thrown into the River Enns, with a stone tied about his neck.

Colóniæ Agrippínæ sancti Paulíni Mártyris. At Cologne, the martyr St. Paulinus.

Tarsi, in Cilícia, sanctæ Pelágiæ, Vírginis et Mártyris, quæ, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, in bovem æneum candéntem inclúsa, martyrium complévit. At Tarsus, St. Pelagia, virgin, who endured martyrdom under Diocletian by being shut up inside an ox made of brass that had been heated to redness.

Nicomedíæ natális sanctæ Antóniæ Mártyris, quæ, nímium torta et váriis afflícta cruciátibus, áltero bráchio tribus suspénsa diébus, et in cárcere biénnio deténta, ad últimum a Priscilliáno Prǽside, in confessióne Dómini, flammis exústa est. At Nicomedia, the birthday of St. Antonia, martyr, who was cruelly tortured, subjected to various torments, suspended by one arm for three days, kept two years in prison, and finally delivered to the flames for the confession of Christ by the governor Priscillian.

Medioláni sancti Venérii Epíscopi, cujus virtútes sanctus Joánnes Chrysóstomus, in epístola ad eum scripta, testátas relíquit. At Milan, St. Venerius, a bishop whose virtues are attested to by St. John Chrysostom in the epistle which he had written to him.

In território Petragoricénsi sancti Sacerdótis, Epíscopi Lemovicénsis. In the province of Perigord, St. Sacerdos, bishop of Limoges.

Hildeshémii, in Saxónia, sancti Godehárdi, Epíscopi et Confessóris, qui ab Innocéntio Papa Secúndo in Sanctórum censum relátus est. At Hildesheim in Saxony, St. Gothard, bishop and confessor, who was ranked among the saints by Innocent II.

Antisiodóri sancti Curcódomi Diáconi. At Auxerre, St. Curcodomus, deacon.

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.

May IV.
St. Monica, Widow
St. Godard, Bishop of Hildesheim, Confessor

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