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Sexto Idus Februárii.  Luna. The Eighth Day of February. The Night of the Moon.

Sancti Joánnis de Matha, Presbyteri et Confessóris, qui Ordinis sanctíssimæ Trinitátis redemptiónis captivórum fuit Institútor, et sextodécimo Kaléndas Januárii obdormívit in Dómino. St. John of Matha, priest and confessor, founder of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity for the redemption of captives, who went to repose in the Lord on the 17th of December. Somáschæ, in território Bergoménsi, natális sancti Hierónymi Æmiliáni Confessóris, qui Congregatiónis Somáschæ Fundátor éxstitit; atque, plúribus in vita et post mortem miráculis illústris, a Cleménte Décimo tértio, Pontífice Máximo, Sanctórum fastis adscríptus est, et a Pio Papa Undécimo universális orphanórum ac derelíctæ juventútis Patrónus apud Deum eléctus et declarátus. Ejus tamen festívitas tertiodécimo Kaléndas Augústi recólitur. At Somascha, in the district of Bergamo, the birthday of St. Jerome Emilian, confessor, who was the founder of the Congregation of Somascha. Illustrious both during his life and after death for many miracles, he was inscribed in the roll of the saints by Pope Clement XIII. Pope Pius XI chose and declared him to be the heavenly patron of orphans and abandoned children. His feast is celebrated on the 20th of July. Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Pauli, Lúcii et Cyríaci. At Rome, the holy martyrs Paul, Lucius, and Cyriacus. In Arménia minóre pássio sanctórum Mártyrum Dionysii, Æmiliáni et Sebastiáni. In Lesser Armenia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Denis, Aemilian, and Sebastian. Constantinópoli natális sanctórum Mártyrum Monachórum monastérii Dii, qui, ob defensiónem fídei cathólicæ, cum tulíssent lítteras sancti Felícis Papæ Tértii advérsus Acácium, diríssime cæsi sunt. At Constantinople, the birthday of the holy martyrs, monks of the monastery of Dius. While bringing the letter of Pope St. Felix against Acacius, they were barbarously killed for their defence of the Catholic faith. In Pérside commemorátio sanctórum Mártyrum, qui, sub Rege Persárum Cábade, ob Christiánam fidem, divérsis suplíciis necáti sunt. In Persia, in the time of King Cabades, the commemoration of the holy martyrs, who were put to death by various kinds of torments on account of their Christian faith. Alexandríæ pássio sanctæ Coínthæ Mártyris, quam Pagáni, sub Décio Imperatóre, corréptam et ad idóla perdúctam, hæc adoráre cogébant; quod cum illa éxsecrans recusáret, ipsíus pedes vínculis innexuérunt, eámque, trahéntes sic vinctam per civitátis platéas, horréndo supplício discerpsérunt. At Alexandria, under Emperor Decius, the martyr St. Cointha, whom the pagans seized, led to the idols, and urged to adore them. As she refused with horror, they put her feet in chains, and dragged her through the streets of the city, mangling her body in a most barbarous manner. Papíæ sancti Juvéntii Epíscopi, qui strénue in Evangélio laborávit. At Pavia, St. Juventius, bishop, who laboured with zeal in preaching the Gospel. Medioláni deposítio sancti Honoráti, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Milan, the death of St. Honoratus, bishop and confessor. Virodúni, in Gállia, sancti Pauli Epíscopi, miraculórum dono illústris. At Verdun in France, St. Paul, a bishop renowned for his miracles. Apud Murétum, in agro Lemovicénsi, natális sancti Stéphani Abbátis, qui Grandimonténsis Ordinis Institútor fuit, ac virtútibus et miráculis cláruit. At Muret, near Limoges, the birthday of the abbot St. Stephen, founder of the order of Grandmont, celebrated for his virtues and miracles. In monastério Vallis Umbrósæ Beáti Petri, Cardinális et Epíscopi Albanénsis, ex Ordine Vallis Umbrósæ, cognoménto Ignei, quia per ignem illæsus transívit. In the monastery of Vallombrosa, blessed Peter, cardinal and bishop of Albano, a member of the Congregation of Vallombrosa of the Order of St. Benedict. He was surnamed Igneus because he passed through fire unharmed.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins. R. Deo grátias. R. Thanks be to God.

Butler’s Lives of the Saints:

February VIII.
St. John of Matha, Confessor, Founder of the Order of the Trinitarians
St. Stephen of Grandmont, Abbot
Appendix to the Life of St. Stephen of Grandmont
St. Paul, Bishop of Verdun, Confessor
St. Cuthman, in England, Confessor

ORCCE Ordo: S. Cuthmani, Anachoreti ~ Duplex; Tempora: Feria V infra Hebdomadam IV post Epiphaniam

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