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Quintodécimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna. The Seventeenth Day of April. The Night of the Moon.

Romæ sancti Anicéti, Papæ et Mártyris; qui martyrii palmam in persecutióne Marci Aurélii Antoníni et Lúcii Veri accépit. At Rome, St. Anicetus, pope and martyr, who received the palm of martyrdom in the persecution of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus and Lucius Verus.
Córdubæ, in Hispánia, sanctórum Mártyrum Elíæ Presbyteri, Pauli et Isidóri Monachórum, qui, in persecutióne Arábica, ob Christiánæ fidei professiónem, interémpti sunt. At Cordoba in Spain, the holy martyrs Elias, a priest, and the monks Paul and Isidore, who were slain in the Arab persecution for the profession of the Christian faith.
Antiochíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Petri Diáconi, et Hermógenis, qui ejúsdem Petri erat miníster. At Antioch, the holy martyrs Peter, a deacon, and Hermogenes, who was his servant.
In Africa natális beáti Mappálici Mártyris, qui (ut scribit sanctus Cypriánus in epístola ad Mártyres et Confessóres), cum áliis plúribus, martyrio coronátus est. In Africa, the birthday of blessed Mappalicus, martyr.  St. Cyprian relates in his Epistle to the Martyrs and Confessors that he, along with many others, was crowned with martyrdom.
Ibídem sanctórum Mártyrum Fortunáti et Marciáni. In the same place, the holy martyrs Fortunatus and Marcian.
Viénnæ, in Gállia, sancti Pantágathi Epíscopi. At Vienne in France, Bishop St. Pantagathus.
Dertónæ sancti Innocéntii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Tortona, St. Innocent, bishop and confessor.
Cistércii, in Gállia, sancti Stéphani Abbátis, qui primus erémum Cisterciénsem incóluit, et sanctum Bernárdum, cum sóciis ad se veniéntem, lætus excépit. At Citeaux in France, St. Stephen Harding, abbot, who was first to live in the Cistercian desert and who joyfully welcomed St. Bernard and his companions when they came to him.
In monastério Casæ Dei, Claromontánæ diœcésis, in Gállia, sancti Robérti Confessóris, qui ejúsdem monastérii cónditor et primus Abbas éxstitit. In the monastery of Chaise-Dieu, in the diocese of Clermont, St. Robert, confessor, the founder and first abbot of the monastery.

Butlers Lives of the Saints

April XVII.
St. Anicetus, Pope and Martyr
St. Stephen, Abbot of Citeaux, Confessor
St. Simeon, Bishop of Ctesiphon, and His Companions, Martyrs

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