romanmartyrology

Quarto Kaléndas Maji. Luna . The Twenty-Eighth Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Pauli a Cruce, Presbyteri et Confessóris; qui Congregatiónis a Cruce et Passióne Dómini nostri Jesu Christi nuncupátæ Institútor fuit, atque in Dómino obdormívit quintodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris. St. Paul of the Cross, priest and confessor, founder of the Congregation of the Cross and Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. He went to his repose in the Lord on the 18th of October.

Ravénnæ natális sancti Vitális Mártyris, viri sanctæ Valériæ ac patris sanctórum Gervásii et Protásii; qui, cum beáti Ursicíni corpus sublátum débita honestáte sepelísset, tentus est a Paulíno Consulári, et, post equúlei torménta, jussus depóni in profúndam fóveam, et terra ac lapídibus óbrui; talíque martyrio migrávit ad Christum. At Ravenna, the birthday of St. Vitalis, martyr, father of the Saints Gervase and Protase. When he had taken up and reverently buried the body of blessed Ursicinus, he was arrested by the governor Paulinus, and after being racked and thrown into a deep pit, was covered with earth and stones, and by this kind of martyrdom went to Christ.

Atínæ, in Campánia, sancti Marci, qui, a beáto Petro Apóstolo Epíscopus ordinátus, Æquícolis primus Evangélium prædicávit, et in persecutióne Domitiáni, sub Máximo Præside, martyrii corónam accépit. At Atino in Campania, St. Mark, who was made bishop by the blessed apostle Peter. He was the first to preach the Gospel to the Equicoli, and received the crown of martyrdom in the persecution of Domitian, under the governor Maximus.

Prusæ, in Bithynia, sanctórum Mártyrum Patrícii Epíscopi, Acátii, Menándri et Polyǽni. At Broussa in Bithynia, the holy martyrs Patrick, a bishop, Acatius, Menander, and Polyaenus.

Eódem die sanctórum Mártyrum Aphrodísii, Caralíppi, Agápii et Eusébii. On the same day, the holy martyrs Aphrodisius, Caralippus, Agapius, and Eusebius.

In Pannónia sancti Polliónis Mártyris, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre. In Hungary, St. Pollio, martyr, under the Emperor Diocletian.

Medioláni sanctæ Valériæ Mártyris, uxóris sancti Vitális ac matris sanctórum Gervásii et Protásii. At Milan, the martyr St. Valeria, who was the wife of St. Vitalis and the mother of Saints Gervase and Protase.

Alexandríæ pássio sanctæ Theodóræ, Vírginis et Mártyris. Hæc, idólis sacrificáre contémnens, in lupánar est trádita, sed repénte quidam ex frátribus, nómine Dídymus, miro Dei favóre, commutátis véstibus, illam erípuit; qui póstea, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Eustrátio Prǽside, simul cum eádem Vírgine percússus, simul coronátus est. At Alexandria, the martyrdom of the virgin St. Theodora. For refusing to sacrifice to idols, she was sent to a place of debauchery; but one of the brethren, named Didymus, through the admirable providence of God, delivered her by quickly exchanging garments with her. He was afterwards beheaded and crowned with her in the persecution of Diocletian, under the governor Eustratius.

Turiasóne, in Hispánia Tarraconénsi, sancti Prudéntii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Tarrazona in Spain, St. Prudentius, bishop and confessor.

Corfínii, in Pelígnis, sancti Pámphili, Valvénsis Epíscopi, caritáte in páuperes et virtúte miraculórum illústris; cujus corpus Sulmóne cónditum est. At Corfinio in Peligno, St. Pamphilus, bishop of Valva, illustrious for his charity towards the poor and the gift of miracles. His body was buried at Solmona.

In pago sancti Lauréntii ad Séparim, diœcésis Lucionénsis, sancti Ludovíci Maríæ Grignion a Montfort, Confessóris, Fundatóris Missionariórum Societátis Maríæ et Filiárum a Sapiéntia, apostólicæ vitæ forma, prædicatióne et devotióne mariáli insígnis, quem Pius Papa Duodécimus Sanctórum catálogo adscrípsit. At St. Laurent sur Sèvres, in the diocese of Luçon, St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, confessor and founder of the Missionaries of the Company of Mary and the Sisters of Wisdom, a form of apostolic life. He was renowned for his preaching and devotion to the Blessed Mother, and was added to the number of the saints by Pope Pius XII.

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 XXVIII.
St. Vitalis, Martyr
SS. Didymus and Theodora, Martyrs
St. Pollio, Lector, and His Companions, Martyrs in Pannonia
St. Cronan, Abbot of Roscrea, in Ireland
St. Patricius, Bishop of Prusa, in Bithynia, Martyr

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