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Duodécimo Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna . The Twentieth Day of November. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Felícis Valésii, Presbyteri et Confessóris, qui Ordinis sanctíssimæ Trinitátis redemptiónis captivórum éxstitit Fundátor, ac prídie Nonas Novémbris obdormívit in Dómino.
St. Felix of Valois, priest and confessor, who founded the Order of the Most Holy Trinity for the Redemption of Captives, and who fell asleep in the Lord on the 4th of November.

In Pérside pássio sanctórum Nersæ Epíscopi, et Sociórum.
In Persia, the martyrdom of St. Nersas, bishop, and his companions.

Messánæ, in Sicília, sanctórum Mártyrum Ampeli et Caji.
At Messina in Sicily, the holy martyrs Ampelus and Caius.

Tauríni sanctórum Mártyrum Octávii, Solutóris et Adventóris, Thebánæ legiónis mílitum; qui, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre, egrégie decertántes, martyrio coronáti sunt.
At Turin, the holy martyrs Octavius, Solutor, and Adventor, soldiers of the Theban Legion, who fought valiantly for the faith under Emperor Maximian and who were crowned with martyrdom.

Cæsaréæ, in Palæstína, sancti Agápii Mártyris, qui, sub Galério Maximiáno Imperatóre, damnátus ad béstias et ab iis nil læsus, tandem, lapídibus ac pedes appénsis, in mare demérgitur.
At Caesarea in Palestine, in the time of Emperor Galerius Maximian, the holy martyr Agapius, who was condemned to be devoured by the beasts; but being unhurt by them, he was cast into the sea with stones tied to his feet.

Doróstori, in Mysia inferióre, sancti Dásii Mártyris, qui, cum in festo Satúrni nollet impudicítiis ejus consentíre, sub Basso Præfécto cæsus est.
At Silistria in Rumania, St. Dasius, bishop, who, for refusing to consent to the unholy rites of the Saturnalia, was put to death under the governor Bassus.

Nicéæ, in Bithynia, sanctórum Mártyrum Eustáchii, Thespésii et Anatólii, in persecutióne Maximíni.
At Nicaea in Bithynia, the holy martyrs Eustace, Thespesius, and Anatolius, in the persecution of Maximinus.

Heracléæ, in Thrácia, sanctórum Mártyrum Bassi, Dionysii, Agapíti et aliórum quadragínta.
At Heraclea in Thrace, the holy martyrs Bassus, Denis, Agapitus, and forty others.

In Anglia sancti Eadmúndi, Regis et Mártyris.
In England, St. Edmund, king and martyr.

Constantinópoli sancti Gregórii Decapolítæ, qui ob cultum sanctárum Imáginum multa passus est.
At Constantinople, St. Gregory of Decapolis, who suffered many things for the veneration of sacred images.

Medioláni sancti Benígni Epíscopi, qui, in magna barbarórum perturbatióne, commíssam sibi Ecclésiam summa constántia et religióne administrávit.
At Milan, St. Benignus, bishop, who, amid great troubles caused by the barbarians, governed the Church entrusted to him with greatest constancy and piety.

Cabillóne, in Gálliis, sancti Silvéstri Epíscopi, qui quadragésimo secúndo sui sacerdótii anno, plenus diérum atque virtútum, migrávit ad Dóminum.
At Châlons in France, St. Sylvester, bishop, who went to God in the forty-second year of his priesthood, full of days and virtues.

Verónæ sancti Simplícii, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Verona, St. Simplicius, bishop and confessor.

Hildeshémii, in Saxónia, sancti Bernwárdi, Epíscopi et Confessóris, qui a Cælestíno Papa Tértio in Sanctórum númerum adscríptus est.
At Hildesheim in Saxony, St. Bernward, bishop and confessor, who was numbered among the saints by Pope Celestine III.

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 XX.
St. Edmund, King and Martyr
St. Humbert, Bishop of the East-Angles, Martyr
St. Felix of Valois, Confessor
St. Bernard, Bishop of Hildesheim, Confessor
St. Maxentia of Ireland, Virgin and Martyr

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