romanmartyrology

Quarto Nonas Decémbris. Luna . The Second Day of December. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ pássio sanctæ Bibiánæ, Vírginis et Mártyris, quæ, sub Juliáno Imperatóre sacrílego, ob Christum támdiu plumbátis cæsa est, donec rédderet spíritum.
At Rome, the martyrdom of the saintly virgin Bibiana, under the sacrilegious Emperor Julian.  For the sake of our Lord she was scourged with leaded whips until she expired.

Apud Forum Cornélii, in Æmília, natális sancti Petri, Epíscopi Ravennátis, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, cognoménto Chrysólogi, doctrína et sanctitáte célebris.  Ipsíus tamen festum prídie Nonas hujus mensis recólitur.
At Imola, St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop of Ravenna, confessor and doctor of the Church, celebrated for his learning and sanctity.  His feast is celebrated on the 4th of this month.

In Sanciáno, Sinárum ínsula, item natális sancti Francísci Xavérii, Sacerdótis e Societáte Jesu et Confessóris, Indiárum Apóstoli, géntium conversióne, donis et miráculis clari; qui plenus méritis et labóribus obdormívit in Dómino.  Ipsum beátum virum Pius Décimus, Póntifex Máximus, cæléstem sodalitáti et óperi Propagándæ Fídei Protectórem elégit atque constítuit; Pius vero Papa Undécimus peculiárem ómnibus Missiónibus Patrónum dedit et confirmávit.  Ejus autem festívitas, jussu Alexándri Papæ Séptimi, sequénti die celebrátur.
In Sanchan, an island of China, the birthday of St. Francis Xavier, priest of the Society of Jesus, confessor and Apostle of the Indies.  He was renowned for his conversion of the heathen, his gifts and miracles, and he was filled with merits and good works when he fell asleep in the Lord.  Pope Pius X chose and appointed him the heavenly protector of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith and of the work for the same object.  Pope Pius XI confirmed this and appointed him the special patron of all the Foreign Missions.  His feast, by decree of Pope Alexander VII, is kept on the following day.

Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Eusébii Presbyteri, Marcélli Diáconi, Hippólyti, Máximi, Adriæ, Paulínæ, Neónis, Maríæ, Martánæ et Auréliæ; qui omnes in persecutióne Valeriáni, sub Secundiáno Júdice, martyrium complevérunt.
At Rome, the holy martyrs Eusebius, a priest, Marcellus, a deacon, Hippolytus, Maximus, Adria, Paulina, Neon, Mary, Martana, and Aurelia, who fulfilled their martyrdoms under the judge Secundian in the persecution of Valerian.

Item Romæ sancti Pontiáni Mártyris, cum áliis quátuor.
Also at Rome, St. Pontian, martyr, with four others.
In Africa natális sanctórum Mártyrum Sevéri, Secúri, Januárii et Victoríni; qui ibídem martyrio coronáti sunt.
In Africa, the birthday of the holy martyrs Severus, Securus, Januarius, and Victorinus, who were there crowned with martyrdom.

Aquiléjæ sancti Chromátii, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Aquileia, St. Chromatius, bishop and confessor.

Verónæ sancti Lupi, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Verona, St. Lupus, bishop and confessor.

Edéssæ, in Syria, sancti Nonni Epíscopi, cujus précibus Pelágia pænitens ad Christum convérsa est.
At Edessa in Syria, St. Nonnus, bishop, by whose prayers Pelagia the penitent was converted to Christ.

Tróade, in Phrygia, sancti Silváni Epíscopi, miráculis clari.
At Troas in Phrygia, St. Silvanus, bishop, renowned for miracles.

Bríxiæ sancti Evásii Epíscopi.
At Brescia, St. Evasius, bishop.

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.

December II.
St. Bibiana, Virgin and Martyr

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