romanmartyrology

Nono Kaléndas Júlii. Luna . The Twenty-Third Day of June. The Night of the Moon. 

Vigília Nativitátis sancti Joánnis Baptístæ. The Vigil of St. John Baptist.

Romæ sancti Joánnis Presbyteri, qui, sub Juliáno Apóstata, via Salária véteri, ante simulácrum Solis decollátus est, et corpus ejus a beáto Concórdio Presbytero juxta Mártyrum Concília sepúltum. At Rome, in the reign of Julian the Apostate, St. John, a priest who was beheaded on the old Salarian Way before an idol of the sun. His body was buried near those of other martyrs by the blessed priest Concordius.

Item Romæ sanctæ Agrippínæ, Vírginis et Mártyris, quæ sub Valeriáno Imperatóre martyrium consummávit. Ipsíus autem corpus, in Sicíliam translátum ac Menis cónditum, multis miráculis corúscat. Also at Rome, St. Agrippina, virgin and martyr, under the emperor Valerian. Her body was taken to Sicily, where it works many miracles.

Sútrii, in Túscia, sancti Felícis Presbyteri, cujus os támdiu jussit Túrcius Præféctus lápide contúndi, donec ipse Felix emítteret spíritum. At Sutri in Tuscany, St. Felix, priest. By the command of the prefect Turcius, he was struck on the mouth with a stone until he breathed no more.

Nicomedíæ commemorátio plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum, qui, témpore Diocletiáni, in móntibus et spelúncis laténtes, pro Christi nómine martyrium læto ánimo subiérunt. At Nicomedia, in the time of Diocletian, the commemoration of many holy martyrs who concealed themselves in mountains and caverns, but joyfully underwent martyrdom for the name of Christ.

Philadelphíæ, in Arábia, sanctórum Mártyrum Zenónis, ejúsque servi Zenæ. Hic dómini sui vincti caténas exósculans, eúmque rogans ut se in torméntis partícipem dignarétur habére, a milítibus tentus est, et cum ipso dómino parem martyrii corónam accépit. At Philadelphia in Arabia, the holy martyrs Zeno and his slave Zenas. When the latter kissed the chains of his master, begging to be a partner in his torments, he was arrested by the soldiers, and received the crown of martyrdom with him.

Augústæ Taurinórum sancti Joséphi Cafásso, Sacerdótis, qui levítis pietáte et sciéntiæ augéndis atque damnátis cápite Deo conciliándis fuit illústris, et a Pio Papa Duodécimo inter sanctos Cælites adscríptus est. At Turin, St. Joseph Cafasso, priest, renowned for his piety and learning, and for his work with prisoners, reconciling to God those who were preparing for execution. He was added to the number of the Saints by Pope Pius XII.

In monastério Elyénsi, in Británnia, sanctæ Ediltrúdis, Regínæ et Vírginis, quæ sanctitáte et miráculis clara migrávit ad Dóminum. Ipsíus autem corpus, úndecim post annis, invéntum est incorrúptum. In England, in the monastery of Ely, St. Etheldreda, queen and virgin, who departed for heaven with a great renown for sanctity and miracles. Her body was found without corruption eleven years afterwards.

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 XXIII.
St. Etheldreda, or Audry, Virgin and Abbess
St. Mary of Oignies

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