romanmartyrology

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna. The Sixteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ, via Salária, natális sancti Marcélli Primi, Papæ et Mártyris; qui, ob cathólicæ fídei confessiónem, jubénte Maxéntio tyránno, primo cæsus est fústibus, deínde ad servítium animálium cum custódia pública deputátus, et ibídem, serviéndo indútus amíctu cilícino, defúnctus est.
At Rome, on the Salarian Way, the birthday of Pope St. Marcellus I, a martyr for the confession of the Catholic faith.  By command of the tyrant Maxentius he was beaten with clubs, then sent to take care of animals, with a guard to watch him.  In this servile office, dressed in haircloth, he departed this life.

Marróchii, in Africa, pássio sanctórum quinque Protomártyrum Ordinis Minórum, scílicet Berárdi, Petri atque Othónis Sacerdótum, Accúrsii et Adjúti Laicórum; qui, ob Christiánæ fídei prædicatiónem ac Mahuméticæ reprobatiónem legis, post vária torménta et ludíbria, a Saracenórum Rege, scissis gládio capítibus, enecáti sunt.
In Morocco in Africa, the martyrdom of the five Protomartyrs of the Order of Friars Minor, Berard, Peter, and Otto who were priests, and Accursius and Adjutus who were lay brothers.  For preaching the Catholic faith, and because of their hatred of the Mohammedan Law, after various torments and mockeries by the Saracen king, they were beheaded.
Rhinocolúræ, in Ægypto, sancti Melæ Epíscopi, qui, sub Valénte exsílium et ália grávia pro fide cathólica passus, in pace quiévit.
At Rhinocolura in Egypt, the holy bishop St. Melas, who rested in peace after suffering exile and other painful trials for the Catholic faith during the reign of Emperor Valens.

Areláte, in Gállia, sancti Honoráti, Epíscopi et Confessóris; cujus vita tam doctrína quam miráculis fuit illústris.
At Arles in France, St. Honoratus, bishop and confessor, whose life was renowned for learning and for miracles.

Opitérgii, in Venetórum fínibus, sancti Titiáni, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Oderzo near Venice, St. Titian, bishop and confessor.
Fundis, in Látio, sancti Honoráti Abbátis, cujus méminit beátus Gregórius Papa.
At Fondi in Lazio, St. Honoratus, abbot, mentioned by Pope St. Gregory.

In castro cui nomen Macériæ, ad Altéjam flúvium, in Gállia, sancti Furséi Confessóris; cujus corpus ad monastérium Perónæ póstmodum translátum est.
At Froheins, in the diocese of Amiens in France, St. Fursey, confessor, whose body was afterwards transferred to the monastery of Peronne.

Romæ sanctæ Priscíllæ, quæ se súaque pio Mártyrum obséquio mancipávit.
At Rome, St. Priscilla, who devoted herself and her goods to the service of the martyrs.

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.

January XVI.
St. Marcellus, Pope and Martyr
St. Macarius the Elder, of Egypt
St. Honoratus, Archbishop of Arles, Abbot
St. Fursey, Abbot in Ireland
SS. Five Friars, Minors, Martyrs
St. Henry, Hermit

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