romanmartyrology

Prídie Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna. The Thirty-First Day of March. The Night of the Moon. 

Thécuæ, in Palæstína, sancti Amos Prophétæ, qui ab Amasía Sacerdóte frequénter plagis afflíctus est, atque ab hujus fílio Ozía vecte per témpora transfíxus; et póstea, semivívus in pátriam devéctus, ibídem exspirávit, sepultúsque est cum pátribus suis. At Thecua in Palestine, the holy prophet Amos, whom the priest Amasias frequently had scourged. Ozias, that priest’s son, pierced his head at the temples with an iron spike. Being carried half dead to his own country, he died there, and was buried with his family.
In Pérside sancti Bénjamin Diáconi, qui, cum Dei verbum non desísteret prædicáre, ídeo, sub Isdegérde Rege, arundínibus acútis confíxus únguibus, et spinósa sude per alvum transmíssa, martyrium consummávit. In Persia, during the reign of King Isdegerdes, the deacon St. Benjamin. Because he would not stop preaching the word of God, he had a sharp reed forced under his nails, a thorny stake driven through his body, and thus completed his martyrdom.
In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Theodúli, Anésii, Felícis, Cornéliæ et Sociórum. In Africa, the holy martyrs Theodulus, Anesius, Felix, Cornelia, and their companions.

Romæ sanctæ Balbínæ Vírginis, fíliæ beáti Quiríni Mártyris, quæ, a sancto Alexándro Papa baptizáta, in sancta virginitáte Christum sibi sponsum elégit; et, post devíctum hujus sæculi cursum, sepúlta est via Appia, juxta patrem suum. At Rome, the virgin St. Balbina, daughter of the blessed martyr Quirinus. She was baptized by Pope Alexander, and she chose Christ as her spouse in her virginity. After overcoming the world, she was buried at her father’s side on the Appian Way.

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.

March XXXI.
St. Benjamin, Deacon, Martyr
St. Acacius, or Achates, Bishop of Antioch, in Asia Minor, Confessor
St. Guy, Confessor

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