romanmartyrology

Quarto Nonas Octóbris.  Luna The Fourth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Assísii, in Umbria, natális sancti Francísci, Levítæ et Confessóris; qui trium Ordinum, scílicet Fratrum Minórum, Páuperum Dominárum, ac Fratrum et Sorórum de Pæniténtia Fundátor éxstitit.  Ipsíus autem vitam, sanctitáte ac miráculis plenam, sanctus Bonaventúra conscrípsit.
At Assisi in Umbria, the birthday of St. Francis, cleric and confessor, founder of three orders: the Friars Minor, the Poor Clares, and the Brothers and Sisters of Penance.  His life, filled with holy deeds and miracles, were written by St. Bonaventure.

Corínthi item natális sanctórum Crispi et Caji, quorum méminit sanctus Paulus Apóstolus ad Corínthios scribens.
At Corinth, the birthday of the Saints Crispus and Caius, who are mentioned by the apostle St. Paul in his Epistle to the Corinthians.

Athénis sancti Hieróthei, qui fuit discípulus ipsíus beáti Pauli Apóstoli.
At Athens, St. Hierotheos, disciple of the blessed apostle Paul.

Damásci sancti Petri, Epíscopi et Mártyris; qui, accusátus apud Agarenórum Príncipem quod fidem Christi docéret, ídeo, lingua et mánibus pedibúsque amputátis, cruci affíxus martyrium consummávit.
At Damascus, St. Peter, bishop and martyr, who was accused before the king of the Agarenians of teaching the faith of Christ.  His tongue, hands, and feet were cut off, and being fastened to a cross, his martyrdom was fulfilled.

Alexandríæ sanctórum Presbyterórum, et Diaconórum Caji, Fausti, Eusébii, Chærémonis, Lúcii et Sociórum; ex quibus álii, in persecutióne Valeriáni, Mártyres facti sunt, álii, Martyribus serviéntes, mercédem Mártyrum recepérunt.
At Alexandria, the holy priests and deacons Caius, Faustus, Eusebius, Chaeremon, Lucius, and their companions.  Some of them were martyred in the persecution of Valerian; others, for serving the martyrs, received the reward of martyrs.

In Ægypto sanctórum Mártyrum Marci et Marciáni fratrum, et aliórum ferme innumerabílium utriúsque sexus atque omnis ætátis; quorum álii post vérbera, álii post divérsa géneris horríbiles cruciátus flammis tráditi, álii in mare præcipitáti, nonnúlli cápite cæsi, plúrimi inédia consúmpti, álii partíbulis affíxi, quidam étiam, cápite deórsum verso et pédibus in sublíme sublátis, appénsi, beatíssimam martyrii corónam meruérunt.
In Egypt, the holy martyrs Marcus and Marcian, brothers, and an almost countless number of both sexes and of all ages, who merited the blessed crown of martyrdom, some after being scourged, others when they had suffered horrible torment, and others after being delivered to the flames.  Some were cast into the sea, some others were beheaded; many were starved to death; many were fastened to gibbets; and others again were suspended by the feet with their heads downward.

Bonóniæ sancti Petrónii, Epíscopi et Confessóris; qui doctrína, miráculis et sanctitáte cláruit.
At Bologna, St. Petronius, bishop and confessor, celebrated for learning, miracles, and sanctity.

Lutétiæ Parisiórum sanctæ Aureæ Vírginis.
At Paris, St. Aurea, 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.

October IV.
St. Francis of Assisium, Confessor
SS. Marcus, Marcian, and Their Companions, Martyrs
St. Petronius, Bishop of Bologna, Confessor
St. Ammon, Hermit
St. Aurea, Virgin and Abbess
St. Edwin, King and Martyr
The Martyrs of Triers

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