romanmartyrology

Quinto Kaléndas Maji. Luna. The Twenty-Seventh Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Petri Canísii, Sacerdótis e Societáte Jesu et Confessóris atque Ecclésiæ Doctóris; qui duodécimo Kaléndas Januárii migrávit ad Dóminum. St. Peter Canisius, priest of the Society of Jesus, confessor and doctor of the Church, who departed to the Lord on the 21st of December.

Nicomedíæ natális sancti Anthimi, Epíscopi et Mártyris; qui in persecutióne Diocletiáni, ob confessiónem Christi, martyrii glóriam obtruncatióne cápitis accépit. Secúta est quoque illum univérsa ferme gregis sui multitúdo; quorum álios Judex gládio obtruncári, álios conflagrári ígnibus, álios, navículis impósitos, pélago immérgi fecit. At Nicomedia, during the persecution of Diocletian, the birthday of St. Anthimus, bishop and martyr, who obtained the glory of martyrdom by being beheaded for the faith. Nearly all his numerous flock followed him. The judge ordered some to be beheaded, others to be burned alive, others to be put in boats and sunk in the sea.

Tarsi, in Cilícia, sanctórum Cástoris et Stéphani Mártyrum. At Tarsus in Cilicia, the Saints Castor and Stephen, martyrs.

Bonóniæ sancti Tertulliáni, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Bologna, St. Tertullian, bishop and confessor.

Bríxiæ sancti Theóphili Epíscopi. At Brescia, St. Theophilus, bishop.

In Ægypto sancti Theodóri Abbátis, qui fuit discípulus sancti Pachómii. In Egypt, St. Theodore, abbot, who was a disciple of St. Pachomius. 

Constantinópoli sancti Joánnis Abbátis, qui pro cultu sacrárum Imáginum, sub Leóne Isáurico, plúrimum decertávit. At Constantinople, the abbot St. John, who valiantly defended the veneration of sacred images, under Leo the Isaurian.

Tarracóne, in Hispánia, beáti Petri Armengáudii, ex Ordine beátæ Maríæ de Mercéde redemptiónis captivórum; qui, multa pro fidélibus rediméndis in Africa passus, tandem, in convéntu sanctæ Maríæ Pratórum, beáto fine quiévit. At Tarragona in Spain, the blessed Peter Armengaudius, of the Order of Blessed Mary of Mercy for the Redemption of Captives. He endured many tribulations in Africa in ransoming the faithful, and finally closed his career peacefully in the convent of St. Mary of the Meadows.

Lucæ, in Túscia, beátæ Zitæ Vírginis, virtútum et miraculórum fama conspícuæ. At Lucca in Tuscany, blessed Zita, a virgin renowned for virtues and miracles.

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.

April XXVII.
St. Anthimus, Bishop, and Many Other Martyrs, at Nicomedia
St. Anastasius, Pope and Confessor
St. Zita, Virgin

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