romanmartyrology

Nono Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna. The Twenty-Third Day of September. The Night of the Moon.

Romæ sancti Lini, Papæ et Mártyris, qui, primus post beátum Petrum Apóstolum, Románum Ecclésiam gubernávit, et, martyrio coronátus, sepúltus est in Vaticáno, prope eúndem Apóstolum. At Rome, St. Linus, pope and martyr, who governed the Roman Church next after the blessed apostle Peter. He was crowned with martyrdom and was buried on the Vatican Hill beside the same apostle.

Icónii, in Lycaónia, sanctæ Theclæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ, a sancto Paulo Apóstolo ad fidem perdúcta, ignes ac béstias, sub Neróne Imperatóre, in Christi confessióne devícit; et, post plúrima ad multórum doctrínam superáta certámina, venit Seleucíam, ibíque requiévit in pace. Ipsam vero sancti Patres summis láudibus celebrárunt. At Iconium in Lycaonia, St. Thecla, virgin and martyr, who was brought to the faith by the apostle St. Paul. Under Emperor Nero, she was victorious over the flames and the beasts to which she was exposed for the faith of Christ. After many combats endured for the instruction of others, she went to Seleucia, where she ended her days in peace. Her memory has been eulogized by the holy Fathers.

In Hispánia sanctárum mulíerum Xantíppæ et Polyxenæ, quæ fuérunt Apostolórum discípulæ. In Spain, the holy women Xantippa and Polyxena, who were disciples of the apostles.

In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Andréæ, Joánnis, Petri et Antónii. In Africa, the holy martyrs Andrew, John, Peter and Anthony.

Ancónæ sancti Constántii, Ecclésiæ Mansionárii, miraculórum grátia conspícui. At Ancona, St. Constantius, sacristan of the church, renowned for the gift of miracles.

In Campánia commemorátio beáti Sósii, Diáconi, Misenátis, quem sanctus Epíscopus Januárius, cum de cápite illíus, Evangélium in Ecclésia legéntis, flammam vidéret exsúrgere, Mártyrem futúrum præannuntiávit; et, non post multos dies, ipse Sósius, cum esset annórum trigínta, cápitis detruncatióne martyrium cum eódem Epíscopo suscépit. In Campania, the commemoration of the blessed Sosius, deacon of the church of Miseno. The holy bishop Januarius, upon seeing a flame arise from his head as he was reading the Gospel in the church, foretold that he would be a martyr. Not many days after, when he was thirty years of age, he and the holy bishop suffered martyrdom by beheading.

Sescíaci, in Constantiénsi Gálliæ território, item Commemorátio sancti Patérni, Epíscopi Abrincénsis et Confessóris; cujus dies natális sextodécimo Kaléndas Maji recólitur. At Scicy in the district of Coutances in France, the commemoration of St. Paternus, bishop of Avranches and confessor, whose birthday is recalled on the 16th of April.

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.

September XXIII.
St. Linus, Pope and Martyr
St. Thecla, Virgin and Martyr
St. Adamnan of Ireland, Abbot

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