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Octávo Idus Octóbris.  Luna The Eighth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Sanctæ Birgíttæ Víduæ, cujus dies natális décimo Kaléndas Augústi, ac Translátio Nonis Octóbris recensétur.
St. Bridget, widow, whose birthday is observed on the 23rd of July, and the translation of her holy body on the 7th of October.

Eódem die natális beáti Simeónis senis, qui in Evangélio Dóminum Jesum, præsentátum in Templo, suis in ulnis accepísse ac de illo prophetásse légitur.
Also, the birthday of blessed Simeon, an aged man, who as we read in the Gospel, took our Lord Jesus in his arms and prophesied concerning him when he was presented in the Temple.

Laodicéæ, in Phrygia, sancti Artémonis Presbyteri, qui per ignem, sub Diocletiáno, martyrii corónam accépit.
At Laodicea in Phrygia, during the reign of Diocletian, St. Artemon, a priest, who gained the crown of martyrdom by fire.

Thessalonícæ sancti Demétrii Procónsulis, qui, cum plúrimos ad Christi fidem perdúceret, ideo, Maximiáni Imperatóris jussu lánceis confóssus, martyrium consummávit.
At Thessalonica, St. Demetrius, a proconsul.  For having brought many to the faith of Christ he was pierced with spears by order of Emperor Maximian, and thus completed his martyrdom.

Ibídem sancti Néstoris Mártyris.
In the same place, St. Nestor, martyr.

Híspali, in Hispánia, sancti Petri Mártyris.
At Seville in Spain, St. Peter, martyr.

Cæsaréæ, in Palæstína, pássio sanctæ Reparátæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ, cum nollet idólis sacrificáre, sub Décio Imperatóre, váriis tormentórum genéribus cruciátur, ac demum gládio percútitur.  Ipsíus autem ánima, in colúmbæ spécie, de córpore égredi cælúmque conscéndere visa est.
At Caesarea in Palestine, in the reign of Decius, St. Reparata, virgin and martyr.  For refusing to sacrifice to idols, she was subjected to various kinds of torments and was finally struck with the sword.  Her soul was seen to leave her body in the form of a dove and ascend to heaven.

In território Laudunénsi natális sanctæ Benedíctæ, Vírginis et Mártyris.
In the country of Laon, St. Benedicta, virgin and martyr.

Ancónæ sanctárum Palatiátis et Lauréntiæ, quæ, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Dióne Præside, in exsílium deportátæ, labóribus et ærúmnis conféctæ sunt.
At Ancona, Saints Palatius and Laurentia, who were sent into exile during the persecution of Diocletian, under the governor Dion, and were overcome by the weight of toil and misery.

Rotómagi sancti Evódii, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Rouen, St. Evodius, bishop and confessor.

Hierosólymis sanctæ Pelágiæ, cognoménto Pæniténtis.
At Jerusalem, St. Palagia, surnamed the Penitent.

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 VIII.
St. Bridget of Sweden, Widow
St. Thaïs, the Penitent
St. Pelagia, Penitent
St. Keyna, Virgin

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