romanmartyrology

Octávo Kaléndas Júlii. Luna . The Twenty-Fourth Day of June. The Night of the Moon. 

Natívitas sancti Joánnis Baptístæ, Præcursóris Dómini, ac sanctórum Zacharíæ et Elísabeth fílii, qui Spíritu Sancto replétus est adhuc in útero matris suæ. The Nativity of St. John Baptist, precursor of our Lord, son of Zachary and Elizabeth, who, while yet in the womb of his mother, was filled with the Holy Ghost.

Romæ commemorátio sanctórum plurimórum Mártyrum, qui a Neróne Imperatóre, ut a se incénsæ Urbis ódium avérteret, calumnióse accusáti, divérso mortis génere jussi sunt sævíssime intérfici. Horum síquidem álii, ferárum tergis contécti, laniátibus canum expósiti sunt; álii crúcibus affíxi; aliíque incéndio tráditi, ut, ubi defecísset dies, in usum noctúrni lúminis deservírent. Erant hi omnes Apostolórum discípuli, et primítiæ Mártyrum, quas Romána Ecclésia, fértilis ager Mártyrum, ante Apostolórum necem transmísit ad Dóminum. At Rome, in the time of Nero, the commemoration of many holy martyrs. Being falsely accused of having set fire to the city, they were cruelly put to death in various manners by the emperor’s order. Some were covered with the skins of wild beasts and torn to pieces by dogs, other were fastened to crosses, others again were delivered to the flames to serve as torches in the night. All these were disciples of the apostles, and the first fruits of the martyrs which the Roman Church, a field so fertile in martyrs, offered to God even before the death of the Apostles.

Item Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Fausti et aliórum vigínti trium. In the same city, the holy martyrs Faustus and twenty-three others.

Mechlíniæ, in Brabántia, pássio sancti Rumóldi, Epíscopi Dublinénsis et Mártyris, e Scotórum Rege progéniti. At Mechlin in Brabant, the passion of St. Rumold, bishop of Dublin and martyr. He had been the son of the king of the Scots.

Sátalis, in Arménia, sanctórum Mártyrum septem fratrum, scílicet Oréntii, Heróis, Pharnácii, Firmíni, Firmi, Cyríaci et Longíni mílitum; qui a Maximiáno Imperatóre, eo quod Christiáni essent, cíngulo militári priváti sunt, et, ab ínvicem separáti atque in divérsa loca abdúcti, in dolóribus et ærúmnis pósiti, quievérunt in Dómino. At Satalis in Armenia, seven saintly brothers, all martyrs: Orentius, Heros, Pharnacius, Firminus, Firmus, Cyriacus and Longinus, who owe their martyrdom to Emperor Maximian. Because they were Christians, they were deprived of the military belt by his command, then separated from one another, hurried away to different places, and in the midst of painful trials found their repose in the Lord.

In vico Christólio, in território Parisiénsi, pássio sanctórum Mártyrum Agoárdi et Aglibérti, cum áliis innúmeris promíscui sexus. In the diocese of Paris, at Creteil, the martyrdom of the Saints Agoard and Aglibert, with a great multitude of others of both sexes.

Augustodúni deposítio sancti Simplícii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Autun, the death of St. Simplicius, bishop and confessor.

Láubiis, in Bélgio, sancti Theodúlphi Epíscopi. At Lobbes in Belgium, St. Theodulphus, bishop.

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

June XXIV.
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist
SS. Martyrs of Rome, under Nero
St. Bartholomew

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