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Quartodécimo Kaléndas Júlii. Luna . The Eighteenth Day of June. The Night of the Moon. 

Edéssæ, in Mesopotámia, sancti Ephræm, Diáconi Edesséni et Confessóris, qui, post multos labóres pro Christi fide suscéptos, doctrína et sanctitáte conspícuus, sub Valénte Imperatóre quiévit in Dómino, et a Benedícto Papa Décimo quinto Doctor Ecclésiæ universális est declarátus. At Edessa in Mesopotamia, St. Ephraem, deacon of the church of Edessa in the time of Emperor Valens and confessor. After suffering many trials for the faith of Christ and gaining great renown for holiness and learning, he went to rest in the Lord. He was declared a doctor of the Universal Church by Pope Benedict XV

Romæ, via Ardeatína, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Marci et Marcelliáni fratrum, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, a Júdice Fabiáno tenti et ad stípitem alligáti, in pédibus clavos auctos accepérunt; cumque non cessárent laudáre Christum, lánceis per látera transfíxi sunt, et cum glória martyrii ad sidérea regna migrárunt. At Rome, on the Ardeatine Way, in the persecution of Diocletian, the birthday of the saintly brothers Mark and Marcellian, martyrs, who were arrested by the judge Fabian, tied to a stake, and had sharp nails driven into their feet. Because they would not cease praising the name of Christ they were pierced through the sides with lances, and thus went to the kingdom of heaven with the glory of martyrdom.

Málacæ, in Hispánia, sanctórum Mártyrum Cyríaci, et Paulæ Vírginis, qui, lapídibus óbruti, inter saxa cælo ánimas reddidérunt. At Malaga in Spain, the holy martyrs Cyriacus and the virgin Paula, who were overwhelmed with stones, and yielded up their souls to God.

Trípoli, in Phœnícia, sancti Leóntii mílitis, qui, sub Hadriáno Præside, una cum Hypátio Tribúno et Theodúlo, quos convértit ad Christum, per acérba torménta pervénit ad corónam martyrii. At Tripoli in Phoenicia, in the time of the governor Adrian, St. Leontius, a soldier, who attained the crown of martyrdom through bitter torments together with the tribune Hypatius and Theodulus, whom he had converted to Christ.

Eódem die sancti Æthérii Mártyris, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, post ignes et álios cruciátus, gládio cæsus est. The same day, St. Aetherius, martyr, in the persecution of Diocletian. After enduring fire and other torments, he was put to death with the sword.

Alexandríæ pássio sanctæ Marínæ Vírginis. At Alexandria, the passion of St. Marina, virgin.

Burdígalæ sancti Amándi, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Bordeaux, St. Amandus, bishop and confessor.

Apud Saccam, in Sicília, sancti Calógeri Eremítæ, cujus sánctitas in energúmenis liberándis máxime effúlget. At Sacca in Sicily, St. Calogerus, hermit, whose holiness is shewn especially in the deliverance of possessed persons.

Schonáugiæ, in Germánia, sanctæ Elísabeth Vírginis, ob monásticæ vitæ observántiam célebris. At Schongau in Germany, St. Elizabeth, virgin, celebrated for her observance of the monastic life.

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

June XVIII.
SS. Marcus and Marcellianus, Martyrs
St. Marina, Virgin
St. Elizabeth of Sconauge, Virgin and Abbess
St. Amand, Bishop of Bourdeaux

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