Quinto Kaléndas Februárii. Luna. The Twenty-Eighth Day of January. The Night of the Moon.
Sancti Petri Nolásci Confessóris, qui Ordinis beátæ Maríæ de Mercéde redemptiónis captivórum éxstitit Fundátor, et octávo Kaléndas Januárii obdormívit in Dómino. St. Peter Nolasco, confessor, who founded the Order of Our Lady of Ransom for the redemption of captives, and who fell asleep in the Lord on the 25th of December.
Romæ sanctæ Agnétis, Vírginis et Mártyris, secúndo. At Rome, the second feast of St. Agnes, virgin and martyr.
Alexandríæ natális sancti Cyrílli, ejúsdem urbis Epíscopi, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris; qui, cathólicæ fídei præclaríssimus propugnátor, doctrína et sanctitáte illústris quiévit in pace. Ejus tamen festívitas quinto Idus Februárii celebrátur. At Alexandria, the birthday of St. Cyril, bishop of that city, a most celebrated defender of the Catholic faith, who died in peace, with a great reputation for learning and sanctity. His feast, however, is kept on the ninth of February.
Romæ sancti Flaviáni Mártyris, qui sub Diocletiáno passus est. At Rome, St. Flavian, martyr, who suffered under Diocletian.
Alexandríæ pássio plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum, qui, hac ipsa die, a factióne Syriáni, Ducis Ariáni, dum in Ecclésia synáxim ágerent, divérso mortis génere sunt interémpti. At Alexandria, the commemoration of many holy martyrs, who, while they were at Mass in the church on this day, were put to death in different ways by the followers of Syrianus, an Arian general.
Apollóniæ sanctórum Mártyrum, Léucii, Thyrsi et Calliníci; qui, témpore Décii Imperatóris, váriis tormentórum genéribus cruciáti, ac primus et últimus abscissióne cápitis, médius cælésti voce evocátus spíritum reddens, martyrium consummárunt. At Appollonia, the holy martyrs Thrysus, Leucius, and Callinicus, who were made to undergo various torments in the time of Emperor Decius. Thyrsus and Callinicus were beheaded; Leucius, called by a heavenly voice, yielded his soul unto God.
In Thebáide sanctórum Mártyrum Leónidæ et Sociórum, qui, témpore Diocletiáni, palmam martyrii sunt assecúti. In Thebais, the holy martyrs Leonides and his companions, who obtained the palm of martyrdom in the time of Diocletian.
Cæsaraugústæ, in Hispánia, sancti Valérii Epíscopi. At Saragossa in Spain, St. Valerius, bishop.
Conchæ, in Hispánia, natális sancti Juliáni Epíscopi, qui, érogans in páuperes bona Ecclésiæ, ópera mánuum sibi more Apostólico victum quærens, clarus miráculis quiévit in pace. At Cuenca in Spain, the birthday of St. Julian, bishop, who, after bestowing the goods of the Church on the poor, like the apostles, supported himself by the work of his hands, and went to his God famous for his miracles.
In monastério Reomaénsi, in Gállia, deposítio sancti Joánnis Presbyteri, viri Deo devóti. In the monastery of Rheims in France, the death of the holy priest John, a devout man of God.
In Palæstína sancti Jacóbi Eremítæ, qui, post lapsum, diu, pæniténtiæ causa, in sepúlcro látuit, et clarus miráculis migrávit ad Dóminum. In Palestine, St. James, hermit, who hid himself a long time in a sepulchre in order to do penance for a fault he had committed, and, being celebrated for miracles, departed for heaven.
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.
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