Prídie Idus Mártii. Luna. The Fourteenth Day of March. The Night of the Moon.
Romæ, in agro Veráno, sancti Leónis, Epíscopi et Mártyris. At Rome, in the Veranian Field, St. Leo, bishop and martyr. Item Romæ natális sanctórum quadragínta septem Mártyrum, qui baptizáti sunt a beáto Apóstolo Petro, cum tenerétur in custódia Mamertíni cum Coapóstolo suo Paulo, ubi novem menses deténti sunt; qui omnes, sub devotíssima fídei confessióne, Neroniáno gládio consúmpti sunt. Also at Rome, the birthday of forty-seven holy martyrs who were baptized by the apostle St. Peter while in the Mamertine Prison with St. Paul his fellow apostle. After an imprisonment of nine months, they all fell by the sword of Nero for their generous confession of faith. In Província Valériæ sanctórum duórum Monachórum, quos Longobárdi suspéndio necavérunt in árbore; in qua Mártyres, licet defúncti, ab hóstibus ipsis audíti sunt psállere. In the province of Valeria, two saintly monks, who were hanged on a tree by the Lombards, and although dead, were heard singing psalms even by their enemies. In ea étiam persecutióne Diáconus Ecclésiæ Marsicánæ, in confessióne fídei, cápite truncátus est. In the same persecution, a deacon of the church of Marsico who was beheaded for the confession of faith. In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Petri et Aphrodísii, qui, in persecutióne Wandálica, martyrii corónam percepérunt. In Africa, the holy martyrs Peter and Aphrodisius, who received the crown of martyrdom in the Vandal persecution. Carrhis, in Mesopotámia, sancti Eutychii patrícii, et Sociórum, qui ab Evelid, Arabum Rege, ob fídei confessiónem, interémpti sunt. At Carrhae in Mesopotamia, the patrician St. Eutychius and his companions, who were killed by Evelid, king of Arabia, for the confession of the faith. Halberstátti, in Germánia, dormítio beátæ Mathíldis Regínæ, matris Othónis Primi, Romanórum Imperatóris, humilitáte et patiéntia conspícuæ. At Halberstadt in Germany, the death of blessed Queen Matilda, mother of Emperor Otto I, renowned for humility and patience.
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:
|St. Maud, or Mathildis, Queen of Germany|
|SS. Acepsimas, Bishop; Joseph, Priest; and Aithilahas, Deacon, Martyrs|
|St. Boniface, Bishop of Ross, in Scotland, Confessor|
ORCCE Ordo: Feria Sexta Quattuor temporum ~ Feria major
Nigeria: Boko Haram—Over 500 Catholics killed and 20 churches and priests houses destroyed since 2009