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Sextodécimo Kaléndas Aprilis.  Luna. The Seventeenth Day of March. The Night of the Moon.

Apud civitátem Dunum, in Hibérnia, natális sancti Patrícii, Epíscopi et Confessóris, qui primus in ea ínsula Christum evangelizávit, et máximis miráculis et virtútibus cláruit. At Downpatrick in Ireland, the birthday of St. Patrick, bishop and confessor, who was the first to preach Christ in that country, and who became illustrious by great miracles and virtues. Hierosólymis sancti Joseph ab Arimathǽa, qui nóbilis Decúrio et discípulus Dómini éxstitit; atque ipsíus Dómini corpus, de cruce depósitum, in monuménto suo novo sepelívit. At Jerusalem, St. Joseph of Arimathea, noble senator and disciple of our Lord,. who took his Body down from the Cross and buried it in his own new sepulchre. Romæ sanctórum Alexándri et Theodóri Mártyrum. At Rome, the Saints Alexander and Theodore, martyrs. Alexandríæ commemorátio plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum, qui a Serápidis cultóribus comprehénsi, et, cum adoráre idólum constánter renuíssent, sævíssime cæsi sunt, témpore Theodósii Imperatóris; qui mox rescríptum dedit, ut Serápidis templum destruerétur. At Alexandria, the commemoration of many holy martyrs, who, being seized by the worshippers of Serapis, and refusing constantly to adore that idol, were cruelly murdered. Emperor Theodosius, who issued the order, afterwards commanded that the temple of Serapis should be destroyed. Constantinópoli sancti Pauli Mártyris, qui, sub Constantíno Coprónymo, cum sanctárum Imáginum cultum defénderet, igne combústus est. At Constantinople, St. Paul, martyr, who was burned alive by Constantine Copronymus, for defending the veneration of sacred images. Cabillóne, in Gálliis, sancti Agrícolæ Epíscopi. At Chalons in France, St. Agricola, bishop. Nivigéllæ, in Brabántia, sanctæ Gertrúdis Vírginis, quæ claríssimo génere orta, despíciens mundum et toto vitæ suæ cursu in ómnibus sanctitátis offíciis se exércens, Christum sponsum in cælis habére méruit. At Nivelle in Brabant, St. Gertrude, a virgin of noble birth. Because she despised the world, and during her whole life practised all kinds of good works, she deserved to have Christ for her spouse in heaven.

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:

March XVII.
St. Patrick, Bishop and Confessor, Apostle of Ireland
SS. Many Martyrs of Alexandria, in 392
St. Joseph, of Arimathea
St. Gertrude, Virgin and Abbess of Nivelle

ORCCE Ordo: S. Patricii Episcopi et Conf. ~ Duplex: Commemoratio: Feria Secunda infra Hebdomadam II in Quadragesima

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