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Idibus Februárii.  Luna. The Thirteenth Day of February. The Night of the Moon.

Antiochíæ natális sancti Agábi Prophétæ, de quo beátus Lucas in Actibus Apostólicis scribit. At Antioch, the birthday of St. Agabus, prophet, of whom mention is made by St. Luke in the Acts of the Apostles. Tudérti, in Umbria, sancti Benígni, Presbyteri et Mártyris; qui, Diocletiáni et Maximiáni Imperatórum témpore, cum fidem Christiánam verbo et exémplo propagáre non desísteret, ab idolórum cultóribus captus est, ac, váriis afféctus supplíciis, sacerdotále munus honóre martyrii cumulávit. At Todi in Umbria, St. Benignus, priest and martyr, who would not cease spreading the Christian faith. In the reign of Emperors Diocletian and Maximian he was taken by the pagans, suffered various tortures, and finally reached the perfection of his priestly office with the honour of martyrdom. Melitínæ, in Arménia, sancti Polyéucti Mártyris, qui in persecutióne Décii multa passus, martyrii corónam adéptus est. At Meletine in Armenia, in the persecution of Decius, St. Polyeuctus, who, after many sufferings, obtained the crown of martyrdom. Lugdúni, in Gállia, sancti Juliáni Mártyris. At Lyons in France, St. Julian, martyr. Ravénnæ sanctárum Fuscæ Vírginis, ejúsque nutrícis Mauræ; quæ, Décio imperánte, multa sub Quinctiáno Præside perpéssæ, demum, gládio transfíxæ, martyrium consummárunt. At Ravenna, in the time of Emperor Decius and the governor Quinctian, the Saints Fusca, virgin, and Maura, her nurse. They endured many afflictions, but were finally transfixed with a sword, and thus ended their martyrdom. Lugdúni, in Gállia, sancti Stéphani, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Lyons in France, St. Stephen, bishop and confessor. Reáte sancti Stéphani Abbátis, miræ patiéntiæ viri; in cujus tránsitu (ut refert beátus Gregórius Papa) sancti Angeli, céteris étiam vidéntibus, adfuérunt. At Rieti, the abbot St. Stephen, a man of wonderful patience, at whose death, as is related by blessed Pope Gregory, the holy angels were present and visible to all.

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 XIII.
St. Catharine de Ricci, Virgin
St. Licinius, Bishop of Angers, Confessor
St. Polyeuctus, Martyr
St. Gregory II. Pope and Confessor
St. Martinianus, Hermit at Athens
St. Modomnoc, or Dominick, of Ossory, Bishop and Confessor
St. Stephen, Abbot
B. Roger, Abbot and Confessor

ORCCE Ordo: Feria V infra Hebdomadam V post Epiphaniam ~ Ferial

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