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Sextodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Seventeenth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Parédii, in diœcési Augustodunénsi, sanctæ Margarítæ Maríæ Alacóque, quæ, Ordinem Visitatiónis beátæ Maríæ Vírginis proféssa, exímiis in devotióne erga sacratíssimum Cor Jesu propagánda et público ejúsdem  cultu provehéndo méritis excélluit; atque in sanctárum Vírginum album a Benedícto Papa Décimo quinto reláta fuit.
At Paray, in the diocese of Autun, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.  She made her profession in the Order of the Visitation of Blessed Mary the Virgin, and she excelled with great merit in spreading devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and in furthering its public veneration.  Pope Benedict XV added her name to the list of holy virgins.

Antiochíæ natális sancti Herónis, qui fuit discípulus beáti Ignátii; atque, post eum factus Epíscopus, viam magístri pius imitátor est secútus, et pro commendáto sibi grege amátor Christi occúbuit.
At Antioch, the birthday of St. Heron, a disciple of blessed Ignatius.  Being made bishop after him, he religiously followed his master’s footsteps, and, as a true lover of Christ, died for the flock entrusted to his keeping.
Eódem die pássio sanctórum Victóris, Alexándri et Mariáni.
The same day, the martyrdom of the Saints Victor, Alexander, and Marian.

In Pérside sanctæ Maméltæ Mártyris, quæ, a cultu idolórum ad fidem Angélico mónitu convérsa, a Gentílibus lapidáta est et in profúndum lacum demérsa.
In Persia, St. Mamelta, martyr.  He was converted from idolatry to the faith by the warning of an angel, and was later stoned by heathens and cast into a deep lake.

Aráusicæ, in Gálliis, sancti Floréntii Epíscopi, qui, multis clarus virtútibus, quiévit in pace.
At Orange in France, St. Florentinus, bishop, who died leaving a reputation for many virtues.

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 XVI.
St. Gall, Abbot
St. Lullus, or Lullon, Archbishop of Mentz, Confessor
St. Mummolin, or Mommolin, Bishop of Noyon, Confessor

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