romanmartyrology

Sextodécimo Kaléndas Augústi. Luna . The Seventeenth Day of July. The Sixteenth Day of July. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ sancti Aléxii Confessóris, ex Euphemiáno Senatóre progéniti. Hic, prima nocte nuptiárum, sponsa intácta, e domo sua abscédens, ac, post longam peregrinatiónem, ad Urbem rédiens, decem et septem annos tamquam egénus in domo patérna recéptus hospítio, nova mundum arte delúdens, incógnitus mansit; sed post óbitum, et voce per Urbis Ecclésias audíta et scripto suo ágnitus, Innocéntio Primo Pontífice Máximo, ad sancti Bonifátii Ecclésiam summo honóre delátus est, ibíque multis miráculis cláruit. At Rome, St. Alexius, confessor, son of the senator Euphemian. Leaving his spouse before the night of marriage, he withdrew from his house, and after a long pilgrimage, returned to Rome where he was for seventeen years harboured in his father’s house as an unknown pauper, thus deluding the world in this strange way. After his death, however, becoming known through a voice heard in the churches of the city, and by his own writings, he was, under the sovereign Pontiff Innocent I, translated to the Church of St. Boniface, where he wrought many miracles.

Carthágine natális sanctórum Mártyrum Scillitanórum, id est Speráti, Narzális, Cythíni, Vetúrii, Felícis, Acyllíni, Lætántii, Januáriæ, Generósæ, Vestínæ, Donátæ et Secúndæ; qui, jussu Saturníni Præfécti, post primam Christi confessiónem, in cárcerem trusi et in ligno confíxi, deínde gládio decolláti sunt. Speráti autem relíquiæ, cum óssibus beáti Cypriáni et cápite sancti Pantaleónis Mártyris, ex Africa in Gállias translátæ, Lugdúni, in Basílica sancti Joánnis Baptístæ, religióse cónditæ fuérunt. At Carthage, the birthday of the holy Scillitan martyrs Speratus, Narzales, Cythinus, Venturius, Felix, Acyllinus, Laetantius, Januaria, Generosa, Vestina, Donata, and Secunda. By order of the prefect Saturninus, after their first confession of the faith, they were sent to prison, nailed to a cross, and finally beheaded. The relics of Speratus, with the bones of blessed Cyprian and the head of the martyr, St. Pantaleon, were carried from Africa into France and honourably buried in the basilica of St. John the Baptist at Lyons.

Amástride, in Paphlagónia, sancti Hyacínthi Mártyris, qui, sub Castrítio Præside, multa passus, quiévit in cárcere. At Amastris in Paphlagonia, St. Hyacinth, martyr, who died in prison after much suffering, under the prefect Castritus.

Tíbure sancti Generósi Mártyris. At Tivoli, St. Generosus, martyr.

Constantinópoli sanctæ Theódotæ Mártyris, sub Leóne Iconoclásta. At Constantinople, St. Theodota, martyr, under Leo the Iconoclast.

Romæ deposítio sancti Leónis Papæ Quarti. At Rome, the death of Pope St. Leo IV.

Papíæ sancti Ennódii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Pavia, St. Ennodius, bishop and confessor.

Antisiodóri sancti Theodósii Epíscopi. At Auxerre, St. Theodosius, bishop.

Medioláni sanctæ Marcellínæ Vírginis, soróris beáti Ambrósii Epíscopi, quæ Romæ, in Basílica sancti Petri, a Libério Papa velum consecratiónis accépit; cujus étiam sanctitátem idem beátus Ambrósius scriptis suis testátam facit. At Milan, the virgin saint Marcellina, sister of the blessed bishop Ambrose, who received the religious veil from Pope Liberius, in the basilica of St. Peter at Rome. Her sanctity is attested to by St. Ambrose in his writings.

Venétiis Translátio sanctæ Marínæ Vírginis. At Venice, the translation of St. Marina, virgin.

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

July XVII.
St. Alexius, Confessor
St. Speratus and His Companions, Martyrs
St. Marcellina, Virgin
St. Ennodius, Bishop of Pavia, Confessor
St. Leo IV., Pope and Confessor
St. Turninus, Confessor of Ireland

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