romanmartyrology

Quarto Idus Mártii. Luna. The Twelfth Day of March. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ sancti Gregórii Primi, Papæ, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris exímii; qui, ob res præcláræ gestas atque Anglos ad Christi fidem convérsos, Magnus est dictus et Anglórum Apóstolus appellátus. At Rome, St. Gregory, pope and eminent doctor of the Church, who on account of his illustrious deeds and the conversion of the English to the faith of Christ, was surnamed the Great, and called the Apostle of England.

Ibídem deposítio sancti Innocéntii Primi, Papæ et Confessóris. Ipsíus autem festum quinto Kaléndas Augústi celebrátur. In the same place, the death of St. Innocent I, pope and confessor. His feast is celebrated on the 28th of July.

Item Romæ sancti Mamiliáni Mártyris. Also at Rome, St. Mamilian, martyr.
Nicomedíæ sanctórum Egdúni Presbyteri, et aliórum septem; qui sínguli diébus suffocáti sunt, ut céteris metus incuterétur. At Nicomedia, St. Egdunus, priest, and seven others, who, one by one, on successive days, were strangled in order to terrify those who remained.
Ibídem pássio sancti Petri Mártyris, qui, cum esset cubiculárius Diocletiáni Imperatóris, et libérius de imménsis Mártyrum supplíciis quererétur, proptérea, jubénte eódem, in médium addúcitur, ac primo suspénsus, diutíssime flagris torquétur, deínde acéto ac sale perfúsus, ad últimum in cratícula lento igne assátur, sicque vere Petri éxstitit et fídei heres et nóminis. In the same city, the passion of the martyr St. Peter, chamberlain to Emperor Diocletian. For openly complaining of the atrocious torments inflicted upon the martyrs, he was, by order of the emperor, first suspended and for a long time scourged, then had salt and vinegar poured on his wounds, and finally was burned on a grate over a slow fire. Thus did he become a true heir of St. Peter’s name and faith.

Constantinópoli sancti Theóphanis, qui, ex ditíssimo pauper Mónachus efféctus, ab ímpio Leóne Arméno, pro cultu sacrárum Imáginum, biénnio deténtus est in cárcere, et inde in Samothráciam deportátus, ibídem, ærúmnis conféctus, réddidit spíritum, multísque miráculis cláruit. At Constantinople, St. Theophanes, who gave up great riches to embrace the poverty of the monastic state. The impious Leo the Armenian kept him in prison for two years because of his veneration of sacred images, and later sent him into Thrace in exile. There, overwhelmed with afflictions, but famous for miracles, death came upon him.
Cápuæ sancti Bernárdi, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Capua, St. Bernard, bishop and confessor.

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.

March XII.
St. Gregory the Great, Pope and Confessor
Annotation on the Life of St. Gregory
St. Maximilian, Martyr
St. Paul, Bishop of Leon, Confessor

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