romanmartyrology

Quinto Kaléndas Augústi. Luna . The Twenty-Eighth Day of July. The Night of the Moon. 

Medioláni natális sanctórum Mártyrum Nazárii, et Celsi púeri, quos Anolínus, sub rábie persecutiónis quæ per Nerónem excitáta est, diu macerátos et afflíctos in cárcere, gládio feríri jussit. At Milan, the birthday of the holy martyrs Nazarius and a boy named Celsus. While the persecution excited by Nero was raging, they were beheaded by Anolinus, after long sufferings and afflictions endured in prison.

Romæ pássio sancti Victóris Primi, Papæ et Mártyris. At Rome, the martyrdom of St. Victor, pope and martyr.

Item Romæ sancti Innocéntii Primi, Papæ et Confessóris, qui ad Dóminum migrávit quarto Idus Mártii. Also at Rome, St. Innocent, pope and confessor, who passed to the Lord on the 12th of March.

Thebáide, in Ægypto, commemorátio plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum, qui in Décii et Valeriáni persecutióne passi sunt, quando Christiánis, optántibus pro Christi nómine gládio pércuti, cállidus hostis, tarda ad montem supplícia conquírens, ánimas cupiébat juguláre, non córpora. Ex eórum número unus, post equúleos et láminas ac sartágines superátas, melle perúnctus, ligátis mánibus post tergum, sub ardentíssimo sole, fucórum ac muscárum acúleis expósitus fuit; álius, inter flores mólliter vinctus, cum ad eum, ut concitáret in libídinem, impudicíssimum scortum venísset, præcísam morsu linguam in blandiéntis fáciem éxspuit. In Thebais in Egypt, the commemoration of many holy martyrs who suffered in the persecution of Decius and Valerian. At this time, when Christians sought death by the sword for the name of Christ, the crafty enemy devised certain slow torments to put them to death, wishing to kill their souls much more than their bodies. One of these Christians, after suffering the tortured of the rack, of hot metal plates and of seething oil, was smeared with honey and exposed, in the broiling heat of the sun, with his hands tied behind him, to the sting of wasps and flies. Another, bound and placed among flowers, being approached by a shameless woman for the purpose of exciting his passions, bit through his tongue and spat it in her face.

Ancyræ, in Galátia, sancti Eustáthii Mártyris, qui, váriis tormentórum genéribus excruciátibus, atque demérsus in flumen, sed inde ab Angelo eréptus, demum, colúmba e cælis adveniénte, ad præmia ætérna vocátus est. At Ancyra in Galatia, the holy martyr Eustathius. After various torments he was plunged into a river, but being delivered by an angel, was finally called to his eternal reward by a dove coming from heaven.

Miléti, in Cária, sancti Acátii Mártyris, qui, sub Licínio Imperatóre, post divérsas pœnas, injéctus in fornácem ac Dei ope servátus illæsus, cápitis abscissióne martyrium complévit. At Miletus, in the time of Emperor Licinius, the holy martyr Acacius, who completed his martyrdom by having his head struck off, after having undergone different torments and having been thrown into a furnace, from which through the assistance of God he came out uninjured.

In Británnia minóre sancti Sampsónis, Epíscopi et Confessóris. In Brittany, St. Sampson, bishop and confessor.

Lugdúni, in Gállia, sancti Peregríni Presbyteri, cujus beatitúdinem glória miraculórum testátur. At Lyons in France, St. Peregrinus, priest, whose happiness in heaven is testified by glorious miracles.

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 XXVIII.
SS. Nazarius and Celsus, Martyrs
St. Victor, Pope and Martyr
St. Innocent I., Pope and Confessor
St. Sampson, Bishop and Confessor

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