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Nonis Aprílis. Luna. The Fifth Day of April.  The Night of the Moon.

Venétiæ, in Británnia minóre, sancti Vincéntii, cognoménto Ferrérii, ex Ordine Prædicatórum, Confessóris, qui, potens ópere et sermóne, multa míllia infidélium convértit ad Christum. At Vannes in Brittany, St. Vincent Ferrer, of the Order of Preachers, and confessor. He was mighty in word and deed, and converted many thousands of infidels to Christ. In Africa pássio sanctórum Mártyrum, qui, in persecutióne Regis Ariáni Genseríci, in die Paschæ, in Ecclésia cæsi sunt, quorum Lector, dum in púlpito « ALLELUJA » cantáret, sagítta in gútture transfíxus est. In Africa, during the persecution of the Arian king Genseric, the holy martyrs who were murdered in the church on Easter day. The lector, while singing “Alleluia” at the lectern, was pierced through the throat by an arrow. Eódem die sancti Zenónis Mártyris, qui, pice íllitus et in ignem conjéctus, et hasta in médio rogo vulnerátus, martyrio coronátus est. The same day, the martyr St. Zeno, who was covered with pitch, cast into the fire, and wounded by the thrust of a spear, thus gaining the crown of martyrdom. In Lesbo ínsula pássio sanctárum quinque vírginum, quæ gládio martyrium consummárunt. On the island of Lesbos, the martyrdom of five holy virgins, who were slain by the sword. Thessalonícæ sanctæ Irénes Vírginis, quæ, cum sacros Libros contra Diocletiáni edíctum occultásset, ideo, post tolerántiam cárceris, sagítta percússa est et igne cremáta, jussu Dulcétii Præsidis; sub quo et soróres ejus simul Agape et Chiónia passæ ántea fúerant. At Thessalonica, the virgin St. Irene, who was imprisoned for hiding the sacred books, contrary to the order of Diocletian. She was pierced with an arrow, then burned to death by order of the governor Dulcetius, under whom her sisters Agape and Chionia had previously suffered. Palmæ, in ínsula Majórica, sanctæ Catharínæ Thomas, Vírginis, Canoníssæ Reguláris, ex Ordine sancti Augustíni, quam Pius Papa Undécimus in sanctárum Vírginum númerum rétulit. In the monastery at Palma, in the diocese of Majorca, the birthday of St. Catalina Tomas, Canoness Regular of the Order of St. Augustine, whom Pope Pius XI, in the fiftieth year of his priesthood, placed among the number of virgin saints.

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:

April V.
St. Vincent Ferrer, Confessor
St. Gerald, Abbot
St. Tigernach, Bishop and Confessor in Ireland
St. Becan, Abbot in Ireland

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