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Quartodécimo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna . The Eighteenth Day of September. The Night of the Moon.

Auximi, in Picéno, sancti Joséphi a Cupertíno, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum Conventuálium et Confessóris; quem Clemens Papa Décimus tértius in Sanctórum númerum rétulit. At Osimo in Piceno, St. Joseph of Cupertino, priest and confessor of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, who was placed among the saints by Clement XIII.

In Chálcide Græciæ natális sancti Methódii, qui prius Olympii, in Lycia, et póstea Tyri, in Phœnícia, éxstitit Epíscopus, sermónis nitóre ac doctrína claríssimus; atque, ad extrémum novíssimæ persecutiónis (ut scribit sanctus Hierónymus), martyrio coronátus est. In Chalcis of Greece, the birthday of St. Methodius, bishop of Olympius in Lycia and afterwards of Tyre in Phoenicia, most renowned for eloquence and learning. St. Jerome says that he won the martyr’s crown at the end of the last persecution.

In território Viennénsi sancti Ferréoli Mártyris, qui, cum esset tribuníciæ potestátis, jussu impiíssimi Præsidis Crispíni tentus, et primo crudelíssime verberátus, deínde, gravi catenárum póndere onústus, in tetérrimum cárcerem trusus est; unde, solútis Dei nutu vínculis et jánuis cárceris patefáctis, éxiens, ab insequéntibus íterum est captus, ac martyrii palmam obtruncatióne cápitis percépit. In the diocese of Vienne, the holy martyr Ferreol, a tribune, who was arrested by order of the impious governor Crispinus, most cruelly scourged, loaded with heavy chains, and cast into a dark dungeon. A miracle broke his bonds and opened the doors of the prison, from which he made his escape, but he was taken again by his pursuers and received the palm of martyrdom by being beheaded.

Item sanctárum Mártyrum Sophíæ et Irénes. Also, the Saints Sophia and Irene, martyrs.

Medioláni sancti Eustórgii Primi, ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopi, beáti Ambrósii testimónio célebris. At Milan, St. Eustorgius, first bishop of that city, highly praised by blessed Ambrose.

Gortynæ, in Creta, sancti Euménii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Gortyna in Crete, St. Eumenius, bishop and confessor.

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 XVIII.
St. Thomas of Villanova, Archbishop of Valentia, Confessor
St. Methodius, Bishop and Martyr
St. Ferreol, Martyr
St. Joseph of Cupertino, Confessor

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