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Octávo Idus Mártii.  Luna. The Eighth Day of March.  The Night of the Moon.

Granátæ, in Hispánia, sancti Joánnis de Deo Confessóris, qui Ordinis Fratrum Hospitalitátis infirmórum fuit Institútor, ac misericórdia in páuperes et sui despéctu éxstitit insígnis; quem Leo Décimus tértius, Póntifex Máximus, cæléstem ómnium hospitálium et infirmórum Patrónum renuntiávit. At Granada in Spain, St. John of God, founder of the Order of Brothers Hospitallers, famed for his mercy to the poor, and his contempt of self. Pope Leo XIII appointed him as heavenly patron of the sick and of all hospitals. Nicomedíæ sancti Quinctílis, Epíscopi et Mártyris. At Nicomedia, St. Quinctilis, bishop and martyr. In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Cyrílli Epíscopi, Rogáti, Felícis, item Rogáti, Beátæ, Heréniæ, Felicitátis, Urbáni, Silváni et Mamílli. In Africa, the martyred Saints Cyril, bishop, Rogatus, Felix, another Rogatus, Beata, Herenia, Felicitas, Urban, Silvanus, and Mamillus. Apud Antínoum, Ægypti urbem, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Apollóni Diáconi, et Philémonis; qui, tenti et ad Júdicem addúcti, et, cum sacrificáre idólis constánter renuíssent, ambo, perforátis calcáneis, per civitátem horribíliter tracti, ac novíssime, gládio cæsi, martyrium complevérunt. At Antinous, a city of Egypt, the birthday of the holy martyrs Apollonius, deacon, and Philemon. They firmly refused to sacrifice to the idols, and when arrested and brought to the judge they had their heels pierced, were barbarously dragged through the city, at last completing their martyrdom by being slain by the sword. Ibídem pássio sanctórum Ariáni Præsidis, Theótici et aliórum trium; quos Judex submérsos in mare necávit, sed delphinórum obséquio córpora eórum ad littus deláta sunt. In the same place, the passion of Saints Arian, governor, Theoticus, and three others, whom the judge put to death by drowning in the sea. Their bodies, however, were brought back by some dolphins. Carthágine sancti Póntii, qui fuit Diáconus beáti Cypriáni Epíscopi, et, usque ad diem mortis illíus sústinens cum ipso exsílium, vitæ et passiónis ejus egrégium volúmen relíquit, atque, in suis passiónibus Dóminum semper gloríficans, corónam vitæ proméruit. At Carthage, St. Pontius, deacon of the blessed Cyprian, bishop, who remained until death in exile with him, and composed an excellent history of his life and martyrdom. By ever glorifying God in his own sufferings, he merited the crown of life. Toléti, in Hispánia, deposítio beáti Juliáni, Epíscopi et Confessóris, sanctitáte et doctrína celebérrimi. At Toledo in Spain, the death of blessed Julian, bishop and confessor, most celebrated for his sanctity and learning. In Anglia sancti Felícis Epíscopi, qui orientáles Anglos ad fidem convértit. In England, St. Felix, bishop, who converted the East Angles to the faith.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins. R. Deo grátias. R. Thanks be to God.

Butler’s Lives of the Saints:

March VIII.
St. John of God, Confessor, Founder of the Order of Charity
St. Felix, Bishop and Confessor
SS. Apollonius, Philemon, &c., Martyrs
St. Julian, Archbishop of Toledo, Confessor
St. Duthak, Bishop of Ross, in Scotland, Confessor
St. Rosa of Viterbo, Virgin
St. Senan, Bishop and Confessor
St. Psalmod, or Saumay, Anchoret

ORCCE Ordo: S. Felicis Ep. & Conf.: Commemoratio: Sabbato post Cineres

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