Prídie Idus Augústi

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Prídie Idus Augústi. Luna . The Twelfth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Sanctæ Claræ Vírginis, primæ plantæ Páuperum Dominárum Ordinis Minórum; quæ ad ætérnas Agni núptias evocáta est prídie hujus diéi. St. Clare, virgin, the first fruits of the Poor Ladies of the Order of Friars Minor, who was called to the everlasting nuptials of the Lamb on the day previous.

Eódem die sanctórum Mártyrum Porcárii, Abbátis monastérii Lirinénsis, et Sociórum ejus quingentórum Monachórum; qui pro fide cathólica, a bárbaris cæsi, martyrio coronáti sunt. The same day, the holy martyrs Porcarius, abbot of the monastery of Lerins, and five hundred monks, who were slain for the Catholic faith by barbarians, and were thus crowned with martyrdom.

Catánæ, in Sicília, natális sancti Euplii Diáconi, sub Diocletiáno et Maximiáno Augústis; qui, cum diutíssime pro confessióne Dómini tortus esset, tandem martyrii palmam, gládio cædénte, percépit. At Catania in Sicily, the birthday of St. Euplius, deacon, under Emperors Diocletian and Maximian. He was long tortured for the confession of the Lord, and finally obtained the palm of martyrdom by being put to the sword.

Augústæ Vindelicórum sanctæ Hiláriæ, quæ, cum esset beátæ Afræ Mártyris mater et ad sepúlcrum illíus excubáret, ibídem, pro fide Christi, a persecutóribus igni trádita est cum Digna, Euprépia et Eunómia, ancíllis suis. Passi sunt étiam eódem die, in præfáta urbe, Quiríacus, Lárgio, Crescentiánus, Nímmia et Juliána, cum áliis vigínti. At Augsburg, St. Hilaria, mother of the blessed martyr Afra. Because she watched at the tomb of her daughter she was cast into the fire for the faith of Christ, together with her maidservants Digna, Euprepia, and Eunomia. On the same day there suffered also in that city Quiriacus, Largius, Crescentian, Nimmia, and Juliana, with twenty others.

In Syria sanctórum Mártyrum Macárii et Juliáni. In Syria, the holy martyrs Macarius and Julian.

Nicomedíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Anicéti Cómitis, et Photíni fratris, cum áliis plúribus, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre. At Nicomedia, the holy martyrs Count Anicetus and his brother Photinus, along with many others, under Emperor Diocletian.

Falériæ, in Túscia, pássio sanctórum Graciliáni, et Felicíssimæ Vírginis, quorum pro fídei confessióne ora lapídibus primo contúsa sunt; dehinc ambo, gládio percússi, optátam martyrii palmam suscepérunt. At Faleria in Tuscany, the Saints Gracilian, and Felicissima, virgin, who, for the confession of the faith, first had their mouths bruised with stones, and being afterwards struck with the sword, received the palm of martyrdom.

Medioláni deposítio sancti Eusébii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Milan, the death of St. Eusebius, bishop and confessor.

Bríxiæ sancti Herculáni Epíscopi. At Brescia, St. Herculanus, bishop.

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

August XII.
St. Clare, Virgin and Abbess
St. Euplius, Martyr
St. Muredach, First Bishop of Killala, in Ireland

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Tértio Idus Augústi

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Tértio Idus Augústi. Luna . The Eleventh Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ, inter duas Lauros, natális sancti Tibúrtii Mártyris, qui, sub Júdice Fabiáno, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, cum Christum, nudis plántis super carbónes ardéntes ingréssus, majóri confiterétur constántia, duci in tértium ab Urbe milliárium atque ibídem gládio animadvérti jubétur. At Rome, between the two laurels situated about three miles from the city, the birthday of St. Tiburtius, martyr, under the judge Fabian, in the persecution of Diocletian. After he had walked barefooted on burning coals and confessed Christ with increased constancy, he was put to the sword.

Item Romæ sanctæ Susánnæ Vírginis, quæ, cum ex nóbili prosápia esset orta et beáti Caji Pontíficis neptis, martyrii palmam, témpore Diocletiáni, cápitis obtruncatióne proméruit. Also at Rome, the holy virgin Susanna, a woman of noble race, and niece of the blessed Pontiff Caius. She merited the palm of martyrdom by being beheaded in the time of Diocletian.

Assísii in Umbria, natális sanctæ Claræ Vírginis, primæ plantæ Páuperum Dominárum Ordinis Minórum; quam, vita et miráculis célebrem, Alexánder Papa Quartus in númerum sanctárum Vírginum rétulit. Ipsíus tamen festum sequénti die celebrátur. At Assisi in Umbria, the birthday of St. Clare, virgin, the first of the Poor Ladies of the Order of Friars Minor. Being celebrated for holiness of life and miracles, she was placed among the holy virgins by Pope Alexander IV. Her feast, however, is observed on the day following.

Cománæ, in Ponto, sancti Alexándri Epíscopi, cognoménto Carbonárii, qui, ex philósopho disertíssimo eminéntem Christiánæ humilitátis sciéntiam adéptus, et a sancto Gregório Thaumatúrgo in thronum illíus Ecclésiæ sublimátus, non solum prædicatióne, sed étiam consummáto per ignem martyrio fuit illústris. At Comana in Pontus, St. Alexander, bishop, surnamed Carbonarius, who added to a masterful knowledge of philosophy an eminent degree of Christian humility. He was promoted to the See of that church by St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, and became illustrious, not only by preaching, but also by suffering martyrdom by fire.

Eódem die pássio sanctórum Rufíni, Marsórum Epíscopi, et Sociórum ejus, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre. The same day, the martyrdom of St. Rufinus, Bishop of the Marsi, and his companions, under Emperor Maximinus.

Apud Ebroicénses, in Gállia, sancti Tauríni Epíscopi, qui, a beáto Cleménte Papa ordinátus illíus civitátis Epíscopus, Evangélii prædicatióne Christiánam fidem propagávit, ac, multis pro ea suscéptis labóribus, miraculórum glória conspícuus obdormívit in Dómino. At Evreux in France, St. Thaurinus, bishop. Being made bishop of that city by blessed Pope Clement, he propagated the Christian faith by the preaching of the Gospel, and the many labours he sustained for it. Celebrated for glorious miracles, he fell asleep in the Lord.

Cameráci, in Gállia, sancti Gaugeríci, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Cambrai in France, St. Gaugericus, bishop and confessor.

In província Valériæ sancti Equítii Abbátis, cujus sánctitas testimónio beáti Gregórii Papæ comprobátur. In the province of Valeria, St. Equitius, abbot, whose sanctity is attested by blessed Pope Gregory.

Tudérti, in Umbria, sanctæ Dignæ Vírginis. At Todi in Umbria, St. Digna, virgin.

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

August XI.
SS. Tiburtius, Martyr, and Chromatius, Confessor
St. Susanna, Virgin and Martyr
St. Gery, or Gaugericus, Bishop and Confessor
St. Equitius, Abbot

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Quarto Idus Augústi

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Quarto Idus Augústi. Luna . The Tenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ, via Tiburtína, natális beáti Lauréntii Archidiáconi, qui, in persecutióne Valeriáni, post plúrima torménta cárceris, vérberum diversórum, fústium, ac plumbatárum et laminárum ardéntium, ad últimum, in cratícula férrea assátus, martyrium complévit; ejúsque corpus a beáto Hippólyto et Justíno Presbytero sepúltum fuit in cœmetério Cyríacæ, in agro Veráno. At Rome, on the Tiburtine Way, the birthday of the blessed archdeacon Lawrence, martyred during the persecution of Valerian. After much suffering from imprisonment, from scourging with whips set with iron or lead, from hot metal plates, he at last completed his martyrdom by being slowly consumed on an iron instrument made in the form of a gridiron. His body was buried by blessed Hippolytus and the priest Justin in the cemetery of Cyriaca, in the Agro Verano.

In Hispánia Apparítio beátæ Maríæ Vírginis de Mercéde nuncupátæ, quæ Ordinis redemptiónis captivórum sub ejus nómine Institútrix fuit. Ipsíus autem festívitas octávo Kaléndas Octóbris recólitur. In Spain, the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of our Lady of Ransom, foundress of the Order for the Redemption of Captives. Her feast is celebrated on the 24th of September.

Romæ pássio sanctórum centum sexagínta quinque mílitum Mártyrum, sub Aureliáno Imperatóre. At Rome, the passion of one hundred and sixty-five holy martyrs, who were soldiers under Emperor Aurelian.

Alexandríæ commemorátio sanctórum Mártyrum, qui, in persecutióne Valeriáni, sub Præside Æmiliáno, divérsis exquisitísque torméntis diútius cruciáti, vário mortis génere corónam martyrii sunt adépti. At Alexandria, the commemoration of the holy martyrs who in the persecution of Valerian, under the governor Emilian, were long tormented with diverse and sharp tortures, and obtained the crown of martyrdom by various kinds of deaths.

Bérgomi sanctæ Astériæ, Vírginis et Mártyris, in persecutióne Diocletiáni et Maximiáni Imperatórum. At Bergamo, St. Asteria, virgin and martyr, in the persecution of Emperors Diocletian and Maximian.

Carthágine sanctárum Vírginum et Mártyrum Bassæ, Paulæ et Agathonícæ. At Carthage, the holy virgins and martyrs Bassa, Paula, and Agathonica.

Romæ sancti Deúsdedit Confessóris, qui quod in hebdómada mánibus suis operándo lucrabátur, die sábbati paupéribus erogábat. At Rome, the holy confessor Deusdedit, a labouring man who gave to the poor every Saturday what he had earned during the week.

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

August X.
St. Laurence, Martyr
St. Deusdedit, Confessor
St. Blaan of Ireland, Bishop

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Quinto Idus Augusti. Luna

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Quinto Idus Augusti. Luna … This Day, the Ninth Day of August

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), martyr, Carmelite nun and convert from Judaism. Together with her sister Rosa, a Carmelite extern, they were gassed to death by the Nazis at Auschwitz concentration camp August 9, 1942.

Vigilia sancti Laurentii Martyris. Sancti Joannis Baptistae-Mariae Vianney, Presbyteri et Confessoris, caelestis omnium parochorum Patroni; cujus dies natalis pridie Nonas mensis hujus recensetur. The vigil of St. Lawrence, martyr. Saint John-Baptist Mary Vianney, heavenly patron of all parish priests, whose heavenly nativity was on the fourth day of August.

Romae sancti Romani, militis et Martyris; qui, confessione beati Laurentii compunctus, petiit ab eo baptizari, et, mox exhibitus ac fustibus caesus, ad ultimum decollatus est. At Rome, St. Romanus, soldier, who was moved by the torments of blessed Lawrence to ask for baptism from him. He was immediately prosecuted, scourged, and finally beheaded.

In Tuscia natalis sanctorum Martyrum Secundiani, Marcelliani et Veriani; qui, tempore Decii, a Promoto Consulari primum caesi sunt, deinde in equuleo suspensi, et abrasi ungulis, atque igne lateribus apposito assati, ac tandem triumphalem martyrii palmam, capite caesi, meruerunt. In Tuscany, the birthday of the holy martyrs Secundian, Marcellian, and Verian. In the time of Decius, they were scourged by the ex-consul Promotus, then racked and torn with iron hooks. Being burned with fire applied to their sides, they merited the triumphant palm of martyrdom by having their heads struck off.

Veronae sanctorum Martyrum Firmi et Rustici, qui, tempore Maximiani Imperatoris, sub Anolino Judice, cum sacrificare idolis renuerent et constanter in Christi fide persisterent, ambo jussi sunt, post alia superata supplicia, fustibus caedi et capite amputari. At Verona, the holy martyrs Firmus and Rusticus, in the time of the emperor Maximian.

In Africa commemoratio plurimorum sanctorum Martyrum, qui, in persecutione Valeriani, hortante eos ad constantiam sancto Numidico, in ignem conjecti, martyrii palmam adepti sunt. Ipse autem Numidicus, licet cum aliis in rogum injectus et lapidibus obrutus fuisset, a filia tamen, effossus et semivivus repertus, curatus est; ac postea, ob ejus virtutem, in Ecclesiae Carthaginensis Presbyterum a beato Cypriano meruit cooptari. In Africa, the commemoration of many holy martyrs, during the persecution of Valerian. Being exhorted by St. Numidicus, they obtained the palm of martyrdom by being cast into the fire, but Numidicus, although thrown into the flames with the others and overwhelmed with stones, was nevertheless taken out by his daughter. Found half dead, he was restored and deserved afterwards by his virtue to be made priest of the church of Carthage by blessed Cyprian.

Constantinopoli sanctorum Martyrum Juliani, Marciani et aliorum octo; qui, ob Salvatoris imaginem, quam in porta aenea constituerant, omnes, impii Leonis Imperatoris jussu, post multa tormenta, gladio necati sunt. At Constantinople, the holy martyrs Julian, Marcian, and eight others. For having set up the image of our Saviour on the brazen gate, they were exposed to many torments, and then beheaded by order of the impious emperor Leo.

Catalauni, in Gallia, sancti Domitiani, Episcopi et Confessoris. At Chalons, in France, St. Domitian, bishop and confessor.

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

Sexto Idus Augústi

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Sexto Idus Augústi. Luna . The Eighth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Sanctórum Mártyrum Cyríaci Diáconi, Largi et Smarágdi, qui, cum áliis vigínti Sóciis, passi sunt décimo séptimo Kaléndas Aprílis. Eórum córpora, via Salária a Joánne Presbytero sepúlta, sanctus Marcéllus Papa in prædium Lucínæ, via Ostiénsi, hoc die tránstulit; quæ póstea, in Urbem deláta, in Diaconía sanctæ Maríæ in via Lata fuérunt recóndita. The holy martyrs Cyriacus, deacon, Largus, and Smaragdus, with twenty others who suffered on the 16th of March, during the persecution of Diocletian and Maximian. Their bodies were buried on the Salarian Way by the priest John, but were on this day translated by Pope St. Marcellus to the estate of Lucina, on the Ostian Way. Afterwards they were brought to the city and placed in the church of St. Mary in Via Lata.

Anazárbi, in Cilícia, sancti Maríni senis, qui, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre et Lysia Præside, cæsus flagris, in ligno suspénsus ac laniátus, feris tandem objéctus intériit. At Anzarba in Cilicia, St. Marinus, an old man who was scourged, racked, and lacerated, and who died by being exposed to wild beasts, in the time of Emperor Diocletian and the governor Lysias.

Item sanctórum Mártyrum Eleuthérii et Leónidæ, qui per ignem martyrium consummárunt. Also, the holy martyrs Eleutherius and Leonides, who underwent martyrdom by fire.

In Pérside sancti Hormísdæ Mártyris, sub Sápore Rege. In Persia, St. Hormisdas, a martyr under King Sapor.

Cyzici, in Hellespónto, sancti Æmiliáni Epíscopi, qui, pro sacrárum Imáginum cultu a Leóne Imperatóre multa passus, demum in exsílio vitam finívit. At Cyzicum, on the Hellespont, St. Aemilian, bishop, who ended his life in exile after having suffered much from Emperor Leo for the veneration of holy images.

In Creta sancti Myrónis Epíscopi, miráculis clari. In Crete, St. Myron, a bishop renowned for miracles.

Viénnæ, in Gállia, sancti Sevéri, Presbyteri et Confessóris; qui ex India, Evangélii prædicándi causa, laboriósam peregrinatiónem suscépit, et, cum ad præfátam urbem devenísset, ingéntem Paganórum multitúdinem verbo et miráculis ad Christi fidem convértit. At Vienne in France, St. Severus, priest and confessor, who undertook a painful journey from India in order to preach the Gospel in that city, and converted a great number of pagans to the faith of Christ by his works and 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

August VIII.
SS. Cyriacus, Largus, Smaragdus, and Their Companions, Martyrs
St. Hormisdas, Martyr

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Septimo Idus Augusti. Luna

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Septimo Idus Augusti. Luna … This Day, the Seventh Day of August.

Neapoli, in Campania, sancti Cajetani Thienaei Confessoris, Clericorum Regularium Fundatoris, qui, singulari in Deum fiducia, pristinam Apostolicam vivendi formam suis colendam tradidit, et, miraculis clarus, a Clemente Papa Decimo inter Sanctos relatus est. At Naples, in Campania, St. Cajetan of Tiene, confessor, founder of the Theatines, who, through singular confidence in God, made his disciples practice the primitive mode of life of the Apostles. Being renowned for miracles, he was ranked among the saints by Clement X.

Aretii, in Tuscia, natalis sancti Donati, Episcopi et Martyris; qui, inter cetera virtutis opera (ut scribit beatus Gregorius Papa), calicem sanctum, a Paganis fractum, orando instauravit. Is, in persecutione Juliani Apostatae, a Quadratiano Augustali comprehensus, et, cum sacrificare idolis renuisset, gladio percussus, martyrium consummavit. Passus est etiam cum eo beatus Hilarinus Monachus; cujus memoria decimo septimo Kalendas Augusti recolitur, quo die sacrum ipsius corpus ad Ostia Tiberina translatum fuit. At Arezzo, in Tuscany, the birthday of St. Donatus, bishop and martyr, who among other miraculous deeds, made whole again by his prayers (as is related by the blessed Pope Gregory), a sacred chalice which had been broken by Pagans. Being apprehended by the imperial officer Quadratian, in the persecution of Julian the Apostate, and refusing to sacrifice to idols, he was struck with the sword, and thus consummated his martyrdom. With him suffered also the blessed monk Hilarinus, whose feast is celebrated on the 16th of July, when his body was taken to Ostia.

Romae sanctorum Martyrum Petri et Juliani, cum aliis decem et octo. At Rome, the holy martyrs Peter and Julian, with eighteen others.

Mediolani sancti Fausti militis, qui, sub Aurelio Commodo, post multa certamina, martyrii palmam adeptus est. At Milan, St. Faustus, a soldier, who obtained the palm of martyrdom after many combats, in the time of Aurelius Commodus.

Novocomi passio sanctorum Martyrum Carpophori, Exanthi, Cassii, Severini, Secundi et Licinii; qui, in confessione Christi, capite truncati sunt. At Coino, the passion of the holy martyrs Carpophorus, Exanthus, Cassius, Severinus, Secundus and Licinius, who were beheaded for the confession of Christ.

Nisibi, in Mesopotamia, sancti Dometii, Monachi Persae, qui cum duobus discipulis, sub Juliano Apostata, lapidatus est. At Nisibis, in Mesopotamia, St. Dometius, a Persian monk, who was stoned to death with two of his disciples, under Julian the Apostate.

Rotomagi sancti Victricii Episcopi, qui adhuc miles, sub eodem Juliano, abjiciens pro Christo cingulum, a Tribuno multis tormentis afficitur, et capitis damnatur; sed, carnifice, qui ad eum caedendum missus fuerat, caecitate percusso, ipse, vinculis solutis, liber evasit. Postea, Episcopus factus, indomitas Morinorum et Nerviorum gentes divini praedicatione verbi ad Christi fidem perduxit, et demum Confessor in pace quievit. At Rouen, the holy bishop St. Victricius. Whilst he was yet a soldier under Julian, he threw away his military belt for Christ, and after being subjected by the tribune to many torments, was condemned to capital punishment. But the executioner who had been sent to put him to death being struck blind, and the confessor’s chains being loosened, he made his escape. Afterwards being made bishop, by preaching the word of God, he brought to the faith of Christ the barbarous people of Belgic Gaul, and finally died a confessor in peace.

Catalauni, in Gallia, sancti Donatiani Episcopi. At Chalons, in France, St. Donation, bishop.

Messanae, in Sicilia, sancti Alberti Confessoris, ex Ordine Carmelitarum, miraculis clari. At Messina, in Sicily, St. Albert, confessor, of the Order of Carmelites, renowned for miracles.

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.

Nonis Augústi

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Nonis Augústi. Luna . The Fifth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ, in Exquíliis, Dedicátio Basílicæ sanctæ Maríæ ad Nives. At Rome, on the Esquiline, the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Snows.

Cataláuni, in Gállia, sancti Mémmii, civis Románi, qui, a sancto Petro Apóstolo consecrátus illíus civitátis Epíscopus, pópulum sibi commíssum ad Evangélii veritátem perdúxit. At Chalons in France, St. Memmius, a Roman citizen, who was consecrated bishop of that city by St. Peter the Apostle, and brought to the truth of the Gospel the people committed to his care.

Romæ pássio sanctórum Mártyrum vigínti trium, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, via Salária véteri, cápite obtruncáti sunt, et, ad clivum Cucúmeris, ibídem sepúlti. At Rome, during the persecution of Diocletian, the martyrdom of twenty-three holy martyrs, who were beheaded on the Salarian Way, and buried at the foot of Cucumer Hill.

Asculi, in Picéno, sancti Emygdii, Epíscopi et Mártyris; qui, a sancto Marcéllo Papa Epíscopus ordinátus et illuc ad prædicándum Evangélium missus, ibídem, in confessióne Christi, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, martyrii corónam accépit. At Ascoli in Piceno, St. Emygdius, bishop and martyr, who was consecrated bishop by Pope St. Marcellus, and sent thither to preach the Gospel. He received the crown of martyrdom for the confession of Christ under Emperor Diocletian.

Antiochíæ sancti Eusígnii mílitis, qui, annum agens centésimum décimum, cum Constantíni Magni fidem, sub quo militáverat, Juliáno Apóstatæ exprobráret, eúmque ut pátriæ pietátis desertórem redargúeret, ab eódem jussus est cápite cædi. At Antioch, St. Eusignius, a soldier, who, at the age of one hundred and ten years, because he reproached Julian the Apostate for forsaking the faith of Constantine the Great, under whom he had served, and for having degenerated from his ancestor’s piety, was beheaded at his command.

Item sanctórum Mártyrum Ægyptiórum Cantídii, Cantidiáni et Sobélis. Also the holy martyrs Cantidius, Cantidian, and Sobel, Egyptians.

Augústæ Vindelicórum natális sanctæ Afræ Mártyris, quæ, cum esset pagána, per doctrínam sancti Narcíssi Epíscopi ad Christum est convérsa, et, cum ómnibus domus suæ membris, ab eódem Epíscopo baptizáta; póstmodum vero, ob Christi confessiónem igni trádita, martyrium suum, septem diébus ántequam beáta Hilária mater ac tres ancíllæ eódem cruciátus génere coronaréntur, felíciter explévit. At Augsburg, the birthday of St. Afra, martyr, who being a pagan, was converted to Christ by the teaching of St. Narcissus the bishop, and being baptized with all her household, was given over to the flames for the sake of Christ. Seven days later her mother Hilaria and three handmaids were also crowned by enduring the same kind of torment.

Augustodúni beáti Cassiáni Epíscopi. At Autun, blessed Cassian, bishop.

Apud Theánum, in Campánia, sancti Páridis Epíscopi. At Teano in Campania, St. Paris, bishop.

In Anglia sancti Oswáldi Regis, cujus gesta sanctus Beda Venerábilis commémorat. In England, St. Oswald, king, whose life is related by St. Venerable Bede.

Eódem die sanctæ Nonnæ, quæ fuit mater beatórum Gregórii Nazianzéni, Cæsárii et Gorgóniæ. On the same day, St. Nonna, mother of Saints Gregory Nazianzen, Caesarius, and Gorgonia.

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

August V.
The Dedication of St. Mary ad Nives
St. Oswald, King and Martyr
St. Afra and Companions, Martyrs
St. Memmius, Bishop

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Prídie Nonas Augústi

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Prídie Nonas Augústi. Luna . The Fourth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Domínici Confessóris, qui Ordinis Fratrum Prædicatórum Fundátor fuit, atque octávo Idus mensis hujus in pace quiévit. St. Dominic, confessor, founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, who on the sixth day of this month rested in peace.

In vico Ars, diœcésis Bellicénsis, in Gállia, natális sancti Joánnis Baptístæ-Maríæ Vianney, Presbyteri et Confessóris, in parochiáli múnere obeúndo insígnis, quem Pius Papa Undécimus in Sanctórum númerum rétulit; ipsíus festum quinto Idus mensis hujus agéndum indíxit, eúmque ómnium parochórum cæléstem Patrónum constítuit. In the village of Ars, in the diocese of Belley, France, the birthday of St. John Baptist-Mary Vianney, priest and confessor, renowned for his devotion as a parish priest. Pope Pius XI placed him in the number of the saints, ordered that his feast should be observed on the 9th day of this month, and appointed him as the heavenly patron of all parish priests.

Thessalonícæ item natális beáti Aristárchi, qui discípulus et comes indivíduus fuit sancti Pauli Apóstoli, de quo ipse Paulus ad Colossénses scribit: « Salútat vos Aristárchus, concaptívus meus ». Is, ab eódem Apóstolo Epíscopus Thessalonicénsium ordinátus, tandem, post longos agónes, sub Neróne, coronátus a Christo, quiévit. At Thessalonica, the birthday of blessed Aristarchus, disciple and inseparable companion of the apostle St. Paul, who writes to the Colossians: “Aristarchus my fellow-prisoner saluteth you.” He was consecrated bishop of the Thessalonians by the same apostle, and after long sufferings under Nero, crowned by Christ, rested in peace.

Romæ sanctæ Perpétuæ, quæ, a beáto Petro Apóstolo baptizáta, Nazárium fílium et Africánum virum ad Christi fidem perdúxit, et multa sanctórum Mártyrum córpora sepelívit; ac tandem, bonórum óperum méritis cumuláta, migrávit ad Dóminum. At Rome, St. Perpetua, who was baptized by the blessed apostle Peter. She converted to the faith her son Nazarius and her husband Africanus, buried the remains of many holy martyrs, and finally went to our Lord endowed with an abundance of merit.

Item Romæ, via Latína, pássio beáti Tertullíni, Presbyteri et Mártyris; qui, sub Valeriáno Imperatóre, post ímpiam fústium mactatiónem, ígnium circa látera exustiónem, oris quassatiónem, atque in equúleo extensiónem nervorúmque cæsiónem, data senténtia, cápitis amputatióne martyrium consummávit. At Rome, on the Latin Way, the martyrdom of blessed Tertullinus, priest and martyr, in the time of Emperor Valerian. After being cruelly beaten with rods, after having his sides burned, his mouth shattered; after being stretched on the rack and his limbs crushed, he completed his martyrdom by being beheaded.

Constantinópoli sancti Eleuthérii Mártyris, ex órdine Senatório viri, qui pro Christo, in persecutióne Maximiáni, gládio cæsus est. At Constantinople, the holy martyr Eleutherius, of the senatorial rank, who was put to the sword for Christ in the persecution of Maximian.

In Pérside sanctárum Mártyrum Iæ et Sociárum; quæ, cum novem míllibus Christiánis captívis, sub Sápore Rege, divérsis pœnis afflíctæ, martyrium subiérunt. In Persia, in the time of King Sapor, the holy martyr Ia and her companions, who, with nine thousand Christian captives, underwent martyrdom after having been subjected to various torments.

Verónæ sancti Agábii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Verona, St. Agabius, bishop and confessor.

Turónis, in Gállia, sancti Euphrónii Epíscopi. At Tours in France, St. Euphronius, bishop.

Colóniæ Agrippínæ commemorátio sancti Protásii Mártyris; qui Medioláni, una cum Gervásio fratre, passus est tertiodécimo Kaléndas Júlii. At Cologne, the commemoration of St. Protase, martyr. In company with his brother Gervase, he suffered at Milan on the 19th of June.

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

August IV.
St. Dominic, Confessor
St. Luanus, or Lugid or Molua, Abbot in Ireland

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Tertio Nonas Augusti. Luna

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Tertio Nonas Augusti. Luna … This Day, the Third Day of August

Hierosolymis Inventio beatissimi Stephani Protomartyris, et sanctorum Gamalielis, Nicodemi et Abibonis, sicut Luciano Presbytero divinitus revelatum est, Honorii Principis tempore. At Jerusalem, the finding of the body of most blessed Stephen, first martyr, and of the Saints Gamaliel, Nicodemus, and Abibo, through a divine revelation made to the priest Lucian, in the time of the emperor Honorius.

Philippis, in Macedonia, sanctae Lydiae purpurariae, quae, praedicante ibidem sancto Paulo Apostolo, ut beatus Lucas in Actibus Apostolicis refert, omnium prima credidit Evangelio. At Philippi, in Macedonia, St. Lydia, a dealer in purple, who was the first to believe in the Gospel when the Apostle St. Paul preached in that city. 

Neapoli, in Campania, sancti Aspreni Episcopi, qui a sancto Petro Apostolo, curatus ab infirmitate ac deinde baptizatus, ejusdem civitatis Episcopus ordinatus fuit. At Naples, in Campania, St. Aspren, bishop, who was cured of a sickness by the Apostle St. Peter, and after being baptized, was made bishop of that city. 

Constantinopoli natalis sancti Hermelli Martyris. At Constantinople, the birthday of St. Hermellus, martyr. 

Apud Indos, Persis finitimos, passio sanctorum Monachorum, et aliorum fidelium, quos Abenner Rex, persequens Ecclesiam Dei, diversis afflictos suppliciis, caedi jussit. In the East Indies, near Persia, the martyrdom of holy monks and other Christians who were put to death after suffering various torments, during the persecution of the Church of God by King Abenner. 

Augustoduni depositio sancti Euphronii, Episcopi et Confessoris. At Autun, the demise of St. Euphronius, bishop and confessor.

Anagniae sancti Petri Episcopi, qui, monastica primum observantia, defnde pastorali vigilantia clarus, quievit in Domino. At Anagni, St. Peter, bishop, who rested in the Lord after gaining great renown for monastical observance and for pastoral vigilance.

Beroeae, in Syria, sanctarum mulierum Marana; et Cyrae. At Beroea, in Syria, the holy women Marana and Cyra.

Et alibi aliorum plurimorum sanctorum Martyrum et Confessorum, atque sanctarum Virginum. R. Deo gratias. And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins. Response: Thanks be to God.

Quarto Nonas Augusti. Luna

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Quarto Nonas Augusti. Luna … This Day, the Second Day of August

Sancti Alfonsi-Mariae de Ligorio, Fundatoris Congregationis a sanctissimo Redemptore nuncupatae, Episcopi sanctae Agathae Gothorum, Confessoris et Ecclesiae Doctoris, qui requievit in Domino pridie hujus diei. At Nocera-de-Pagani, St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, bishop of St. Agatha of the Goths, and founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, distinguished by his zeal for the salvation of souls, by his writings, his preaching, and his example. He was inscribed on the calendar of the saints by Pope Gregory XVI, in the year 1839, the fifty-second after his happy death, and was declared Doctor of the Universal Church by Pius IX, according to a decree of the Sacred Congregation of Rites. 

Romae, in coemeterio Callisti, natalis sancti Stephani Primi, Papae et Martyris; qui, in persecutione Valeriani, dum Missae Sacrum perageret, et, supervenientibus militibus, ante altare intrepidus et immobilis coepta mysteria perficeret, in sede sua decollatus est. At Rome, in the cemetery of Callistus, the birthday of St. Stephen, Pope and martyr. In the persecution of Valerian, the soldiers suddenly entered whilst he was saying Mass, but he remained before the Altar and concluded the Sacred Mysteries with intrepidity, and was beheaded on his throne. 

Nicaeae, in Bithynia, passio sanctae Theodotae, cum tribus filiis suis. Ex his primogenitum, nomine Evodium, cum Christum fiducialiter confiteretur, fecit primo Nicetius, Consularis Bithyniae, fustibus caedi; deinde matrem, cum omnibus filiis, igne consumi. At Nicssa, in Bithynia, the martyrdom of St. Theodota with her three sons. The eldest, named Evodius, confessing Christ with confidence, was first beaten with rods, by order of Nicetius, ex-consul of Bithynia, and then the mother, with all her sons, was consumed by fire. 

In Africa sancti Rutilii Martyris, qui cum saepius, de loco in locum fugiens, persecutionem declinasset, et periculum interdum etiam pecunia redemisset, ex inopinato aliquando comprehensus est, et, Prsesidi oblatus, tormentis cruciatur plurimis; demum, ignibus traditus, egregio martyrio coronatur. In Africa, St. Rutilius, martyr. He had frequently secured safety from the perils of persecution by flight, and sometimes even by means of money, but at last, being unexpectedly apprehended, he was led to the governor, and subjected to many tortures. Afterwards he was cast into the fire, and thus merited the glorious crown of martyrdom. 

Patavii sancti Maximi, ejusdem civitatis Episcopi, qui, miraculis clarus, beato fine quievit. At Padua, St. Maximus, bishop of that city, who ended his blessed life in peace, with a reputation for miracles.

Et alibi aliorum plurimorum sanctorum Martyrum et Confessorum, atque sanctarum Virginum. R. Deo gratias. And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins. Response: Thanks be to God.