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Idibus Octóbris.  Luna The Fifteenth Day of October.  The Night of the Moon.

Albæ, in Hispánia, sanctæ Terésiæ Vírginis, quæ Fratrum ac Sorórum Ordinis Carmelitárum arctióris observántiæ mater éxstitit et magístra.
At Avila in Spain, the virgin St. Teresa, mother and mistress of the Brothers and Sisters of the Carmelite Order of the Strict Observance.

Cracóviæ, in Polónia, natális sanctæ Hedwígis Víduæ, Polonórum Ducíssæ, quæ, páuperum obséquio dédita, étiam miráculis cláruit; et a Cleménte Quarto, Pontífice Máximo, Sanctórum número adscrípta est.  Ipsíus autem festívitas sequénti die celebrátur.
At Cracow in Poland, St. Hedwig, duchess of Poland, who devoted herself to the service of the poor, and was renowned for miracles.  She was inscribed among the saints by Pope Clement IV.  Her feast is celebrated on the following day.

Romæ, via Aurélia, sancti Fortunáti Mártyris.
At Rome, on the Aurelian Way, St. Fortunatus, martyr.

In Borússia sancti Brunónis, Epíscopi Ruthenórum et Mártyris; qui, Evangélium in ea regióne prædicans, ab ímpiis tentus est, ac, mánibus pedibúsque præcísis, cápite truncátus.
In Prussia, St. Bruno, bishop of the Ruthenians and martyr.  While preaching the Gospel in that region he was arrested by impious men, his hands and feet were cut off, and he was then beheaded.

Apud Colóniam Agrippínam natális sanctórum trecentórum Mártyrum, qui, in Maximiáni persecutióne, cursum sui agónis complevérunt.
At Cologne, the birthday of three hundred holy martyrs, who met their trials in the persecution of Maximian.

Carthágine sancti Agiléi Mártyris, in cujus die natáli sanctus Augustínus tractátum de ipso ad pópulum hábuit.
At Carthage, St. Agileus, martyr, on whose birthday St. Augustine delivered a discourse to the people concerning  him.

Lugdúni, in Gállia, sancti Antíochi Epíscopi, qui, strénue administráto Pontifícii cúlmine ad quod assúmptus fúerat, regnum cæléste adéptus est.
At Lyons in France, St. Antiochus, bishop, who entered the heavenly kingdom after having courageously fulfilled the duties of the high station to which he had been called.

Tréviris sancti Sevéri, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Treves, St. Severus, bishop and confessor.

Argentoráti sanctæ Auréliæ Vírginis.
At Strasbourg, St. Aurelia, virgin.

In Germánia sanctæ Theclæ, Abbatíssæ et Vírginis, quæ, monastériis Kitzíngæ et Ochsenfúrti præpósita, multis cumuláta méritis in cælum migrávit.
In Germany, St. Thecla, abbess and virgin.  She governed the convents of Kitzingen and Ochsenfurt, and departed to heaven filled with merits.

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 XV.
St. Teresa, Virgin
St. Tecla, Virgin and Abbess
St. Hospicius, or Hospis, Anchoret

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