romanmartyrology

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna . The Seventeenth Day of November. The Night of the Moon. 

Neocæsaréæ, in Ponto, natális sancti Gregórii, Epíscopi et Confessóris, doctrína et sanctitáte illústris, qui propter signa atque mirácula, quæ cum multa Ecclesiárum glória perpetrávit, Thaumatúrgus est appellátus.
At Neocaesarea in Pontus, the birthday of St. Gregory, bishop and confessor, illustrious for his learning and sanctity.  The signs and miracles which he wrought to the great glory of the Church gained for him the surname Wonderworker.

Helpíthi, in Saxónia, item natális sanctæ Gertrúdis Vírginis, ex Ordine sancti Benedícti, quæ dono revelatiónum clara éxstitit.  Ipsíus tamen festívitas prídie hujus diéi celebrátur.
At Hedelfs in Saxony, the birthday of St. Gertrude, virgin of the Order of St. Benedict, who was famous for her revelations.  Her feast is observed on the preceding day.
In Palæstína sanctórum Mártyrum Alphæi et Zachæi, qui primo anno persecutiónis Diocletiáni, post multa torménta, capitálem senténtiam subiére.
In Palestine, in the first year of Diocletian’s persecution, the holy martyrs Alpheus and Zachaeus, who underwent beheading after many tortures.

Córdubæ, in Hispánia, sanctórum Mártyrum Acíscli et Victóriæ germanórum, qui, in eádem persecutióne, Diónis Præsidis jussu sævíssime cruciáti sunt, et illústri passióne corónas a Dómino meruérunt.
At Cordova in Spain, during the same persecution, the holy martyrs Acisclus and his sister Victoria, who were most cruelly tortured by order of the governor Dion, and thus merited to be crowned by our Lord for their glorious sufferings.

Alexandríæ sancti Dionysii Epíscopi, summæ eruditiónis viri, qui, multis confessiónibus clarus et pro passiónum tormentorúmque diversitáte magníficus, plenus diérum Conféssor quiévit, Valeriáni et Galliéni Imperatórum tempóribus.
At Alexandria, St. Denis, bishop, a man of very great learning.  In the time of Emperors Valerian and Gallienus, renowned for often having confessed the faith, and illustrious for the various sufferings and torments he had endured, full of days he rested in peace a confessor.

Aureliánis, in Gállia, sancti Aniáni Epíscopi, cujus mortem in conspéctu Dómini pretiósam mirácula crebra testántur.
At Orleans in France, St. Aignan, bishop, the value of whose death in the sight of the Lord is attested by frequent miracles.

In Británnia sancti Hugónis Epíscopi, qui, ex Mónacho Carthusiáno ad Ecclésiam Lincolniénsem regéndam vocátus, multis cláruit miráculis, et sancto fine quiévit.
In England, St. Hugh, bishop, who was called to rule the church of Lincoln.  He ended his holy life in peace, renowned for many miracles.

Turónis, in Gállia, sancti Gregórii Epíscopi.
At Tours in France, St. Gregory, bishop.

Floréntiæ sancti Eugénii Confessóris, qui fuit Diáconus beáti Zenóbii, ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopi.
At Florence, St. Eugene, confessor, the deacon of blessed Zenobius, bishop of that city.

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.

November XVII.
St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, Bishop and Confessor
St. Dionysius, Archbishop of Alexandria, Confessor
St. Gregory of Tours, Bishop and Confessor
St. Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, Confessor
St. Anian, or Agnan, Bishop of Orleans, Confessor

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