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stosmundThe Fourth Day of December

St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop of Ravenna, confessor, and doctor of the Church, whose birthday is kept on the 2nd of December. At Nicomedia, the passion of St. Barbara, virgin and martyr, in the persecution of Maximinus.  After a series of sufferings, a long imprisonment, the burning with torches, and the cutting away of her breasts, her martyrdom was fulfilled by the sword. At Constantinople, St. Theophanes and his companions. In Pontus, blessed Meletius, bishop and confessor, who joined to an eminent gift of knowledge the more distinguished glory of fortitude and integrity of life. At Bologna, St. Felix, bishop, was one time deacon of the Milanese Church under St. Ambrose. In England, St. Osmund, bishop and confessor. At Cologne, St. Anno, bishop. In Mesopotamia, St. Maruthas, bishop, who restored the churches of God that had been ruined in Persia by the persecution of King Isdegerd.  Being renowned for many miracles, he merited to be honoured even by his enemies. At Parma, St. Bernard, cardinal and bishop of that city, of the Congregation of Vallombrosa of the Order of St. Benedict.

And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.

Butler’s Lives of the Saints:
St. Peter Chrysologus, Archbishop of Ravenna, Confessor
St. Barbara, Virgin and Martyr
St. Anno, Archbishop of Cologne, Confessor
St. Osmund, Bishop and Confessor
St. Maruthas, Bishop and Confessor
St. Siran, or Sigirannus, Abbot in Berry, Confessor
St. Clement of Alexandria, Father of the Church

ORCCE Ordo: Feria VI infra Hebdomadam I Adventus ~ Feria major; 
Commemoratio: S. Barbarae Virginis et Martyris

Prídie Nonas Decémbris. Luna.

Sancti Petri Chrysólogi, Epíscopi Ravennátis, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, cujus memória quarto Nonas hujus mensis recensétur. Nicomedíæ pássio sanctæ Bárbaræ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ, in persecutióne Maximíni, post diram cárceris maceratiónem, lampadárum adustiónem, mamillárum præcisiónem atque ália torménta, gládio martyrium consummávit. Constantinópoli sanctórum Theóphanis et Sociórum. In Ponto beáti Melétii, Epíscopi et Confessóris; qui, cum esset ob eruditiónis prærogatívam præcípuus, ob virtútem tamen ánimi et vitæ sinceritátem longe magnificéntior éxstitit. Bonóniæ sancti Felícis Epíscopi et Confessóris; qui, ántea Mediolanénsis Ecclésiæ, sub sancto Ambrósio, Diáconus fúerat. In Anglia, sancti Osmúndi, Epíscopi et Confessóris. Colóniæ Agrippínæ sancti Annónis Epíscopi. In Mesopotámia sancti Marúthæ Epíscopi, qui Dei Ecclésias, ob persecutiónem Isdegérdis Regis collápsas, in Pérside reparávit, multísque miráculis clarus, apud hostes étiam méruit honorári. Parmæ sancti Bernárdi, Cardinális et ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopi, ex Ordine Vallis Umbrósæ.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R. Deo grátias.

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