Octávo Idus Maji. Luna. The Eighth Day of May. The Night of the Moon.
|In monte Gargáno Apparítio sancti Michaélis Archángeli, quem Pius Papa Duodécimus Radiólogis et Radiumtherapéuticis Patrónum et Protectórum constítuit.||On Mount Gargano, the apparition of St. Michael Archangel, whom Pope Pius XII named the patron and protector of radiologists and radiotherapists.|
|Cracóviæ, in Polónia, natális sancti Stanislái, Epíscopi et Mártyris, qui a Bolesláo, ímpio Rege, necátus est. Ipsíus autem festum prídie hujus diéi celebrátur.||At Cracow in Poland, the birthday of St. Stanislas, bishop and martyr, who was slain by the wicked King Boleslas. His feast was celebrated on the previous day.|
|Medioláni item natális sancti Victóris Mártyris, qui, natióne Maurus et a primæva ætate Christiánus, a Maximiáno, cum esset in castris imperiálibus miles, compúlsus ut idólis sacrificáret, et in confessióne Dómini fortíssime persevérans, ideo, primum gráviter fústibus cæsus, sed, Deo protegénte, dolóris expers; deínde liquénti plumbo perfúsus, sed nihil pénitus læsus; novíssime gloriósi martyrii cursum, cápite abscíssus, implévit.||At Milan, the birthday of the holy martyr Victor, a Moor. He became a Christian in his youth and served in the imperial army. When Maximian wished to force him to offer sacrifice to idols, he persevered with the greatest fortitude in the confession of the Lord. He was first beaten with rods, but by God’s protection without feeling any pain. Following this, melted lead was poured over him, which did him no injury whatever. The career of his glorious martyrdom was finally ended by his being beheaded.|
|Constantinópoli sancti Agáthii Centuriónis, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni et Maximiáni, a Firmo Tribúno delátus quod Christiánus esset, et a Júdice Perínthi Bibiáno sævíssime tortus, Byzántii demum a Procónsule Flaccíno cápitis damnátus est. Ipsíus corpus ad Scyllácium littus, in Calábria, divínitus póstea delátum est, atque ibi honorífice asservátum.||At Constantinople, St. Acathius, who, being denounced as a Christian by the tribune Firmus, and cruelly tortured at Perinthus by the judge Bibian, was finally condemned to death at Byzantium by the procunsul Flaccinus. His body was afterwards miraculously brought to the shore of Squillace in Calabria, where it is preserved with honour.|
|Romæ sancti Bonifátii Papæ Quarti, qui Pántheon in honórem beátæ Maríæ ad Mártyres dedicávit.||At Rome, Pope St. Boniface IV, who dedicated the Pantheon to the honour of our Lady and the martyrs.|
|Item Romæ sancti Benedícti Secúndi, Papæ et Confessóris.||Also at Rome, St. Benedict II, pope and confessor.|
|Viénnæ, in Gállia, sancti Dionysii, Epíscopi et Confessóris.||At Vienne in France, St. Denis, bishop and confessor.|
|Antisiodóri sancti Helládii Epíscopi.||At Auxerre, St. Helladius, bishop.|
|In monastério Bellæ Vallis, in território Bisuntíno, sancti Petri, qui ex Mónacho Cisterciénsi factus est Tarentasiénsis in Sabáudia Epíscopus.||In the monastery of Bella Vallis, in the diocese of Besançon, St. Peter, Cistercian monk, who was made bishop of Tarantaise in Savoy.|
|Apud Ruræmóndam, in Géldria, sancti Wirónis, Epíscopi Scoti.||At Ruremonde in Holland, St. Wiro, bishop of Scotland.|
|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.
|The Apparition of St. Michael the Archangel|
|St. Peter, Archbishop of Tarentaise|
|St. Victor, Martyr at Milan|
|St. Wiro, Bishop in Ireland|
|St. Odrian, Bishop and Tutelar Saint of Waterford|
|St. Gybrian, or Gobrian, of Ireland, Priest|
Today—take some time to Pray for Christians who are Persecuted. They are desperate for your prayers.