romanmartyrology

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna . The Seventeenth Day of September. The Night of the Moon.

In monte Alvérniæ, in Etrúria, commemorátio Impressiónis sacrórum Stígmatum, quibus sanctus Francíscus, Ordinis Minórum Institútor, in suis mánibus, pédibus et látere, mirábili Dei grátia, impréssus fuit. The commemoration of the Impression of the Sacred Stigmata which St. Francis, founder of the Order of Friars Minor, received through a wonderful favour of God in his hands, feet, and side, at Mount Alverina in Etruria.

Romæ natális sancti Robérti Bellarmíno, Confessóris, e Societáte Jesu, atque Cardinális et Capuáni olim Epíscopi, sanctitáte, doctrína, et plúrimis ad cathólicæ fídei et Apostólicæ Sedis defensiónem suscéptis labóribus claríssimi; quem Pius Undécimus, Póntifex Máximus, Sanctórum honóribus auxit et universális Ecclésiæ Doctórem declarávit, ejúsque festum tértio Idus Maji recoléndum indíxit. At Rome, the birthday of St. Robert Bellarmine of the Society of Jesus, confessor and cardinal, and also formerly bishop of Capua. He is noted for his holiness, learning, and the many great tasks he performed in defence of the Catholic faith and the Apostolic See. Pope Pius XI bestowed on him the honours of the saints, declared him to be a doctor of the universal Church, and appointed the 13th of May as his feast day.

Romæ, via Tiburtína, natális sancti Justíni, Presbyteri et Mártyris; qui, in persecutióne Valeriáni et Galliéni, ob confessiónis glóriam fuit insígnis. Hic beáti Pontíficis Xysti Secúndi, Lauréntii, Hippólyti aliorúmque plurimórum Sanctórum córpora sepelívit, ac demum, sub Cláudio, martyrium consummávit. At Rome, on the road to Tivoli, the birthday of St. Justin, priest and martyr, who distinguished himself by a glorious confession of the faith during the persecution of Valerian and Gallienus. He buried the bodies of the blessed Pontiff Sixtus II, of Lawrence, Hippolytus, and many other saints, and finally completed his martyrdom under Claudius.

Item Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Narcíssi et Crescentiónis. Also at Rome, the holy martyrs Narcissus and Crescentio.

Apud Leódium, in Bélgio, beáti Lambérti, Epíscopi Trajecténsis, qui, cum régiam domum zelo religiónis increpásset, a nocéntibus ínnocens occísus est, sicque aulam regni cæléstis perpétuo victúrus intrávit. At Liege in Belgium, blessed Lambert, bishop of Maestricht. Through his zeal for religion he rebuked the royal family, and was undeservedly put to death by the guilty, and thus he entered the court of the heavenly kingdom, to enjoy it forever.

Cæsaraugústæ, in Hispánia, sancti Petri de Arbues, primi in Aragóniæ regno Quæsitóris fídei; quem, a relápsis Judæis ob eándem, quam pro múnere suo strénue tuebátur, cathólicam fidem, immániter trucidátum, sanctórum Mártyrum catálogo Pius Papa Nonus adjúnxit. At Saragossa in Spain, St. Peter of Arbues, first inquisitor of the faith in the kingdom of Aragon, who received the palm of martyrdom by being barbarously massacred by apostate Jews for courageously defending the Catholic faith, according to the duties of his office. He was added to the list of martyr saints by Pius IX.

In Británnia sanctórum Mártyrum Sócratis et Stéphani. In England, the holy martyrs Socrates and Stephen.

Noviodúni, in Gálliis, sanctórum Mártyrum Valeriáni, Macríni et Gordiáni. At Noyon in France, the holy martyrs Valerian, Macrinus, and Gordian.

Augustodúni sancti Flocélli púeri, qui, sub Antoníno Imperatóre et Valeriáno Præside, multa passus, demum, a feris discérptus, martyrii corónam adéptus est. At Autun, under Emperor Antoninus and the governor Valerian, St. Flocellus, a boy, who, after many sufferings, was torn to pieces by wild beasts, and thus won the crown of martyrs.

Córdubæ, in Hispánia, sanctæ Colúmbæ, Vírginis et Mártyris. At Cordova in Spain, St. Columba, virgin and martyr.

In Phrygia sanctæ Ariádne Mártyris, sub Hadriáno Imperatóre. In Phrygia, St. Ariadne, martyr, under Emperor Hadrian.

Eódem die sanctæ Agathoclíæ, quæ, cum esset ancílla cujúsdam mulíeris infidélis, a dómina sua longo témpore verbéribus aliísque ærúmnis est vexáta ut Christum negáret; demum, obláta Júdici ac sævius laniáta, et nihilóminus in confessióne fídei persístens, ídeo, post excisiónem linguæ, in ignem projécta est. On the same day, St. Agathoclia, servant of an infidel woman, who was for a long time subjected by her to blows and other afflictions that she might deny Christ. She was finally presented to the judge and cruelly lacerated, but since she persisted in confessing the faith, they cut off her tongue and threw her into the flames.

Medioláni deposítio sancti Sátyri Confessóris, cujus insígnia mérita sanctus Ambrósius, ejus frater, commémorat. At Milan, the death of St. Satyrus, confessor, whose distinguished merits are mentioned by his brother, St. Ambrose.

Apud Bíngiam, in diœcési Moguntinénsi, sanctæ Hildegárdis Vírginis. At Bingen, in the diocese of Mainz, St. Hildegard, virgin.

Romæ sanctæ Theodóræ matrónæ, quæ, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sanctis Martyribus sédulo ministrábat. At Rome, St. Theodora, a matron who zealously ministered to the martyrs in the persecution of Diocletian.

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.

September XVII.
St. Lambert, Bishop and Martyr
St. Columba, Virgin and Martyr
St. Hildegardis, Virgin and Abbess
St. Rouin, Abbot
SS. Socrates and Stephen, Martyrs

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