romanmartyrology

Décimo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna. The Twenty-Third Day of January.  The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Raymúndi de Pénafort, ex Ordine Prædicatórum, Confessóris; cujus dies natális octávo Idus Januárii recólitur. St. Raymond of Pennafort, of the Order of Preachers, whose birthday is the sixth of this month.

Romæ sanctæ Emerentiánæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ adhuc catechúmena, dum oráret ad sepúlcrum sanctæ Agnétis, cujus fúerat collactánea, a Gentílibus lapidáta est. At Rome, the holy virgin and martyr, St. Emerentiana. Being yet a catechumen, she was stoned to death by the heathens while praying at the tomb of St. Agnes, her foster sister.
Philíppis, in Macedónia, sancti Pármenæ, qui fuit unus de septem primis Diáconis. Hic, tráditus grátiæ Dei, injúnctum sibi a frátribus offícium prædicatiónis plena fide consúmmans, martyrii glóriam, sub Trajáno, est adéptus. At Philippi in Macedonia, St. Parmenas, one of the first seven deacons, who by the grace of God faithfully discharged the office of preaching committed to him, and obtained the glory of martyrdom in the time of Trajan.

Ancyræ, in Galátia, sancti Cleméntis Epíscopi, qui, sæpius cruciátus, tandem, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, martyrium consummávit. At Ancyra in Galatia, St. Clement, bishop. After enduring frequent torments, he finally completed his martyrdom under Diocletian.

Ibídem sancti Agathángeli, qui eódem die, sub Lúcio Præside, passus est. In the same place, and on the same day, St. Agathangelus who suffered under the governor Lucius.
Cæsaréæ, in Mauritánia, sanctórum Mártyrum Severiáni et Aquilæ uxóris, ígnibus combustórum. At Caesarea in Morocco, the holy martyrs Severian and his wife Aquila, who were consumed by fire.
Apud Antínoum, Ægypti urbem, sancti Asclæ Mártyris, qui, post divérsa torménta, pretiósam Deo ánimam, in flumen præcipitátus, réddidit. At Antinoum, a city of Egypt, St. Ascla, martyr, who, after various torments, was thrown into a river and gave up his precious soul unto God.

Alexandríæ sancti Joánnis Eleemosynárii, ejúsdem urbis Epíscopi, misericórdia in páuperes celebérrimi. At Alexandria, St. John the Almoner, bishop of that city, celebrated for his charity towards the poor.

Toléti, in Hispánia, sancti Ildefónsi Epíscopi, qui, ob singulárem vitæ integritátem, susceptámque fídei defensiónem advérsus hæréticos, sanctíssimæ Dei Genitrícis virginitátem impugnántes, ab eádem Vírgine María donátus est candidíssima veste, ac demum, sanctitáte célebris, in cælum vocátus. At Toledo, St. Ildefonse, bishop, renowned for sanctity. On account of his great purity of life, and his defence of the virginity of the Mother of God, against the heretics who denied it, he received from her a brilliant white vestment, and was called to heaven.
In Província Valériæ sancti Martyrii Mónachi, cujus méminit beátus Gregórius Papa. In the province of Valeria, St. Martyrius, monk, mentioned by Pope St. Gregory.

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 XXIII.
St. Raymund of Pennafort, Confessor
St. John the Almoner, Confessor, Patriarch of Alexandria
St. Emerentia, Virgin and Martyr
St. Clement of Ancyra, Bishop and Martyr
St. Agathangelus, Martyr
St. Ildefonsus, Archbishop
St. Eusebius, Abbot

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