romanmartyrology

Duodécimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna. The Twentieth Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Sulpícii et Serviliáni, qui, prædicatióne et miráculis beátæ Domitíllæ Vírginis ad Christi fidem convérsi, ambo, cum nollent idólis immoláre, in persecutióne Trajáni, a Præfécto Urbis Aniáno sunt cápite cæsi. At Rome, the holy martyrs Sulpicius and Servilian, who were converted to the faith of Christ by the speeches and the miracles of the holy virgin Domitilla. Because they refused to sacrifice to the idols, they were beheaded by Anian, prefect of the city, in the persecution of Trajan.

Nicomedíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Victóris, Zótici, Zenónis, Acíndyni, Cæsárei, Severiáni, Chrysóphori, Theónæ et Antoníni, qui, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, passióne ac signis beáti Geórgii ad Christum convérsi sunt, et ob intrépidam fídei confessiónem, várie tentáti, martyrium complevérunt. At Nicomedia, the holy martyrs Victor, Zoticus, Zeno, Acindynus, Caesareus, Severian, Chrysophorus, Theonas, and Antonine. They were converted to Christ by the miracles and the martyrdom of St. George, and because of their own dauntless confession of the faith, they were tortured in various ways under the Emperor Diocletian, and thus completed their martyrdom.

Tomis, in Scythia, sancti Theótimi Epíscopi, quem, ob insígnem ipsíus sanctitátem atque mirácula, étiam infidéles bárbari veneráti sunt. At Tomis in Scythia, Bishop St. Theotimus, whose great sanctity and miracles procured him the respect even of unbelieving barbarians.

Ebredúni, in Gálliis, sancti Marcellíni, qui fuit primus ejúsdem urbis Epíscopus. Hic, Dei mónitu, cum sanctis Sóciis Vincéntio et Domníno, ex Africa venit, et máximam Alpium maritimárum partem verbo et signis admirándis, quibus usque hódie refúlget, ad Christi fidem convértit. At Embrun in France, St. Marcellin, first bishop of that city. By divine inspiration he came from Africa with his holy companions Vincent and Domninus, and converted the greater portion of the inhabitants of the Maritime Alps by his preaching, and by the wonderful prodigies which he still continues to work.

Antisiodóri sancti Marciáni Presbyteri. At Auxerre, the priest St. Marcian.

Apud Constantinópolim sancti Theodóri Confessóris, ab áspera cilícii veste, qua tegebátur, cognoménto Tríchinas, qui multis virtútibus, præsértim advérsus dæmones, cláruit; ex cujus córpore scatúriens unguéntum ægrótis sanitátem impértit. At Constantinople, St. Theodore, confessor, surnamed Trichinas, from the rough garment of hair which he wore. He was renowned for many miracles, but especially for his power over the demons. From his body issues a liquid that imparts health to the sick.

In Monte Politiáno, in Túscia, sanctæ Agnétis Vírginis, ex Ordine sancti Domínici, miráculis claræ. At Monte Pulciano, St. Agnes, a virgin of the Order of St. Dominic, celebrated for her miracles.

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.

April XX.
St. Agnes of Monte Pulciano, Virgin and Abbess
St. Serf, or Servanus, Bishop
St. James of Sclavonia, or Illyricum, Confessor

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