romanmartyrology

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Januárii. Luna. The Sixteenth Day of December. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Eusébii, Epíscopi Vercellénsis et Mártyris; cujus dies natális Kaléndis Augústi, et Ordinátio décimo octávo Kaléndas Januárii refértur.
St. Eusebius, bishop of Vercelli and martyr.  His birthday is commemorated on the 1st of August and his ordination on the 15th of December.

Sanctórum Trium Puerórum, id est Ananíæ, Azaríæ et Misaélis; quorum córpora apud Babylóniam, sub quodam specu, sunt pósita.
The three young men, Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, whose bodies are buried in a cave near Babylon.

Ravénnæ sanctórum Mártyrum Valentíni, magístri mílitum, ejúsque fílii Concórdii, atque Navális et Agrícolæ; qui, in persecutióne Maximiáni, pro Christo passi sunt.
At Ravenna, the holy martyrs Valentine, an officer of the army, Concordius, his son, Navalis, and Agricola, who suffered for Christ in the persecution of Maximian.

Fórmiis, in Campánia, sanctæ Albínæ, Vírginis et Mártyris, sub Décio Imperatóre.
At Mola di Gaeta in Campania, St. Albina, virgin and martyr, under Emperor Decius.
In Africa pássio plurimárum sanctárum Vírginum, quæ, in persecutióne Wandálica, sub Ariáno Rege Hunneríco, suspéndia, póndera laminásque ignítas perpéssæ, martyrii agónem felíciter consummárunt.
In Africa, many holy virgins who reached a happy end of their martyrdom in the persecution of the Vandals under the Arian king Hunneric by having heavy weights tied to them and burning plates of metal applied to their bodies.

Viénnæ, in Gállia, beáti Adónis, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Vienne in France, blessed Ado, bishop and confessor.

In Hibérnia sancti Beáni Epíscopi.
In Ireland, St. Bean, bishop.

Gazæ, in Palæstína, sancti Ireniónis Epíscopi.
At Gaza in Palestine, St. Irenion, 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 XVI.
St. Ado, Archbishop of Vienne, Confessor
St. Alice, or Adelaide, Empress
St. Beanus, Bishop in Ireland

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