Kaléndis Maji. Luna . The First Day of May. The Night of the Moon.
|Natális beatórum Philíppi et Jacóbi Apostolórum. Ex his Philíppus, cum omnem fere Scythiam ad Christi fidem convertísset, tandem apud Hierápolim, Asiæ civitátem, cruci affíxus et lapídibus óbrutus, glorióso fine quiévit; Jacóbus vero, qui et frater Dómini légitur et primus Hierosolymórum Epíscopus, e pinna Templi præcipitátus, confráctis inde crúribus, ac fullónis fuste in cérebro percússus, intériit, ibique, non longe a Templo, sepúltus est.||The birthday of the blessed apostles Philip and James. Philip, after having converted nearly all of Scythia to the faith of Christ, went to Hieropolis, a city in Asia, where he was fastened to a cross and stoned, and thus ended his life gloriously. James, who is also called the brother of our Lord, was the first bishop of Jerusalem. Being hurled down from a pinnacle of the temple, his legs were broken, and being struck on the head with a dyer’s staff, he expired and was buried near the temple.|
|Romæ item natális sancti Pii Quinti, ex Ordine Prædicatórum, Papæ et Confessóris; qui, ecclesiásticæ disciplínæ restituéndæ, hærésibus exstirpándis et Christiáni nóminis hóstibus conteréndis strénue ac felíciter incúmbens, vitæ ac legum sanctitáte cathólicam Ecclésiam gubernávit. Ipsíus autem festívitas tértio Nonas mensis hujus celebrátur.||At Rome, Pope St. Pius V of the Order of Preachers, who laboured zealously and successfully for the re-establishment of church discipline, the stamping out of heresies, and the destruction of the enemies of the Christian name. He governed the Catholic Church by holy laws, and the example of a saintly life. His feast is observed on the fifth day of May.|
|In Ægypto sancti Jeremíæ Prophétæ, qui, a pópulo lapídibus óbrutus, apud Taphnas occúbuit, ibíque sepúltus est; ad cujus sepúlcrum fidéles (ut refert sanctus Epiphánius) supplicáre consuevérunt, índeque sumpto púlvere, áspidum mórsibus medéntur.||In Egypt, St. Jeremias, prophet, who was stoned to death by the people at Taphnas, where he was buried. St. Epiphanius tells that the faithful were accustomed to pray at his grave, and to take away from it dust to heal those who were stung by serpents.|
|In território Vivariénsi, in Gálliis, beáti Andéoli, Subdiáconi, qui, una cum áliis, a beáto Polycárpo, Smyrnénsi Epíscopo, ex Oriénte in Gálliam ad prædicándum verbum Dei missus est. Hic, sub Sevéro Imperatóre, spinósis fústibus cæsus, demum, per ensem lígneum cápite in quátuor partes in modum crucis conscísso, martyrium consummávit.||In France, in the Province of Vivarias, blessed Andeol, subdeacon, who was sent from the East into Gaul with others by St. Polycarp to preach the word of God. Under Emperor Severus he was scourged with thorny sticks, and having his head split with a wooden sword into four parts, in the shape of a cross, he completed his martyrdom.|
|Oscæ, in Hispánia, sanctórum Mártyrum Oréntii et Patiéntiæ.||At Huesca in Spain, the holy martyrs Orentius and Patience.|
|Apud Colúmnam vicum, in Aurelianénsi Gálliæ território, pássio sancti Sigismúndi, Regis Burgundiónum, qui in púteum demérsus occúbuit, ac póstea miráculis cláruit. Sacrum vero ipsíus corpus, e púteo tandem extráctum, ad Ecclésiam Agaunénsis monastérii, intra Sedunénsis diœcésis términos siti, delátum est ibíque honorífice collocátum.||In the town of Columna, in the province of Orleans in France, the martyrdom of St. Sigismund, king of Burgundy. He met death by being drowned in a well, and was afterwards famous for his miracles. His venerable body was later recovered and taken to the monastery of Agaune in the diocese of Sitten where it was honorably entombed.|
|Antisiodóri sancti Amatóris, Epíscopi et Confessóris.||At Auxerre, St. Amator, bishop and confessor.|
|Auscii, in Gállia, sancti Oriéntii Epíscopi.||At Auch in France, Bishop St. Orientius.|
|Elviæ, in Anglia, sancti Asaphi Epíscopi, cujus nómine ipsa cívitas Episcopális póstmodum est insigníta.||At Llanelwy in Wales, Bishop St. Asaph, in whose memory the cathedral city was later named.|
|Foro Lívii sancti Peregríni, ex Ordine Servórum beátæ Maríæ Vírginis.||At Forli, St. Peregrinus of the Order of Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary.|
|Bérgomi sanctæ Gratæ Víduæ.||At Bergamo, St. Grata, widow.|
|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.
Today—take some time to Pray for Christians who are Persecuted. They are desperate for your prayers.