Quarto Idus Octóbris. Luna

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Quarto Idus Octóbris.  Luna The Twelfth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Evágrii, Prisciáni, et Sociórum.
At Rome, the holy martyrs Evagrius, Priscian, and their companions.

In Africa sanctórum Confessórum et Mártyrum quátuor míllium nongentórum sexagínta sex, in persecutióne Wandálica, sub Hunneríco, Rege Ariáno.  Hi, cum essent partim Epíscopi Ecclesiárum Dei, partim Presbyteri et Diáconi, associátis sibi turbis fidélium populórum, pro defensióne cathólicæ veritátis in horríbilis erémi exsílium trusi sunt; ex quibus plúrimi, dum crudéliter a Mauris duceréntur, hastílium cuspídibus impúlsi ad curréndum et lapídibus tunsi, álii, ligátis pédibus, velut cadávera per dura et áspera loca tracti et síngulis membris discérpti, ad extrémum, várie excruciáti, martyrium celebrárunt.  Erant inter eos præcípui Sacerdótes Dómini, Felix et Cypriánus Epíscopi.
In Africa, four thousand nine hundred and sixty-six holy confessors and martyrs in the persecution of the Vandals under the Arian king Hunneric.  Some of them were bishops of the churches of God, some priests and deacons, and there was a multitude of the faithful who were driven into a frightful wilderness for the defence of the Catholic truth.  Many of them were cruelly molested by the Moorish leaders, and with sharp-pointed spears and stones were forced to hasten their march; others, with their feet tied, were dragged like corpses through rough places and were mangled in all their limbs.  At the end they were tortured in different manners and won the honours of martyrdom.  The principal ones among them were the bishops Felix and Cyprian.

Ravénnæ, via Laurentína, natális sancti Edístii Mártyris.
At Ravenna, on the Via Laurentina, the birthday of St. Edistius, martyr.

In Lycia sanctæ Domnínæ Mártyris, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre.
In Lycia, under Emperor Diocletian,  St. Domnina, martyr.

Celénæ, in Pannónia, sancti Maximiliáni, Epíscopi Laureacénsis.
At Cilli in Austria, St. Maximilian, bishop of Lorch.

Eboráci, in Anglia, sancti Walfrídi, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At York in England, St. Wilfrid, bishop and confessor.

Medioláni sancti Monæ Epíscopi, qui, cum de Epíscopo eligéndo agerétur, cælésti lúmine circumfúsus, eo signo mirabíliter in Pontíficem illíus Ecclésiæ est assúmptus.
At Milan, St. Monas, bishop.  He was chosen as head of that church because a miraculous light from heaven surrounded him when they were deliberating on the choice of a bishop.

Verónæ sancti Salvíni Epíscopi.
At Verona, St. Salvinus, bishop.
In Syria sancti Eustáchii, Presbyteri et Confessóris.
In Syria, St. Eustace, priest and confessor.

Asculi, in Picéno, sancti Seraphíni Confessóris, ex Ordine Minórum Capuccinórum, vitæ sanctimónia et humilitáte conspícui; quem Clemens Décimus tértius, Póntifex Máximus, Sanctórum fastis adscrípsit.
At Ascoli in Piceno, St. Seraphinus, confessor, of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, distinguished by his humility and holiness of life.  He was enrolled among the saints by the Sovereign Pontiff Clement XIII.

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.

October XII.
St. Wilfred, Bishop of York, Confessor

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Quinto Idus Octóbris. Luna

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Quinto Idus Octóbris.  Luna The Eleventh Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Festum Maternitátis beátæ Maríæ Vírginis.
The Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Tarsi, in Cilícia, sanctárum mulíerum Zenáidis et Philoníllæ sorórum, quæ beáti Pauli Apóstoli consanguíneæ et in fide fuérunt discípulæ.
At Tarsus in Cilicia, the holy women Zenaida and Philonilla, sisters, who were relatives of the blessed apostle Paul and his disciples in the faith.

In pago Vilcassíno, in Gállia, pássio sanctórum Mártyrum Nicásii, qui erat Rotomagénsis Epíscopus, Quiríni Presbyteri, Scubículi Diáconi, et Piéntiæ Vírginis, sub Præside Fescénnio.
In the neighbourhood of Vexin in France, in the time of the governor Fescennius, the passion of the holy martyrs Nicasius, bishop of Rouen, the priest Quirinus, the deacon Scubiculus, and Pientia, a virgin.

Vesontióne, in Gálliis, sancti Germáni, Epíscopi et Mártyris.
At Besançon in France, St. Germanus, bishop and martyr.
Item pássio sanctórum Anastásii Presbyteri, Plácidi, Genésii et Sociórum.
Also, the martyrdom of the Saints Anastasius, a priest, Placidus, Genesius, and their companions.

Tarsi, in Cilícia, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Tháraci, Probi et Andrónici; qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, longo témpore cárceris squalóre afflícti, et tértio divérsis torméntis et supplíciis examináti, tandem, in confessióne Christi, abscíssis cervícibus, triúmphum glóriæ sunt adépti.
At Tarsus in Cilicia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Tharacus, Probus, and Andronicus, who endured a long and painful imprisonment during the persecution of Diocletian.  They were three times subjected to diverse punishments and tortures, and finally obtained a glorious triumph for the confession of Christ by having their heads struck off.
In Thebáide sancti Sarmátæ, qui fuit discípulus beáti Antónii Abbátis, et a Saracénis pro Christo necátus est.
In Thebais, St. Sarmata, disciple of the blessed abbot Anthony, who was put to death for Christ by the Saracens.

Ucétiæ, in Gállia Narbonénsi, sancti Firmíni, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Uzès in France, St. Firmin, bishop and confessor.

Calótii, in diœcési Asténsi, olim Papiénsi, sancti Alexándri Sauli, e Clericórum Regulárium sancti Pauli Congregatióne, Epíscopi et Confessóris; quem, génere, virtútibus, doctrína et miráculis clarum, Pius Décimus, Póntifex Máximus, Sanctórum fastis adscrípsit.
At Calozzo, in the diocese of Asti, formerly that of Pavia, St. Alexander Sauli, bishop and confessor of the Clerics Regular of St. Paul.  He was of noble birth and renowned for virtues, learning, and miracles.  Pope Pius X placed him in the canon of the saints.

In monastério Achadh-boénsi, in Hibérnia, sancti Cánici, Presbyteri et Abbátis.
In the monastery of Aghaboe in Ireland, St. Canice, priest and abbot.

Lyræ, in Bélgio, deposítio sancti Gummári Confessóris,
At Lier in Belgium, the death of St. Gummarus, confessor.

Apud Rhédones, in Gállia, sancti Æmiliáni Confessóris.
At Rennes in France, St. Emilian, confessor.

Verónæ sanctæ Placídiæ Vírginis.
At Verona, St. Placidia, 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.

October XI.
SS. Tarachus, Probus, and Andronicus, Martyrs
St. Gummar, or Gomer, Confessor
St. Ethelburge, or Edilburge, Virgin and Abbess
St. Canicus, or Kenny, Abbot in Ireland

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Sexto Idus Octóbris. Luna

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Sexto Idus Octóbris.  Luna .The Tenth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Sancti Francísci Bórgiæ, Sacerdótis e Societáte Jesu et Confessóris, cujus dies natális prídie Kaléndas Octóbris recensétur.
St. Francis Borgia, confessor, priest of the Society of Jesus, whose birthday is mentioned on the 30th of September.

Apud Septam, in Mauritánia Tingitána, pássio sanctórum septem Mártyrum, ex Ordine Minórum, scílicet Daniélis, Samuélis, Angeli, Leónis, Nicolái, Hugolíni, et Domni; qui, cum essent omnes præter Domnum Sacerdótes, ibídem, ob Evangélii prædicatiónem et Mahuméticæ confutatiónem sectæ, a Saracénis contumélias, víncula et flagélla perpéssi, demum, capítibus abscíssis, martyrii palmam adépti sunt.
At Ceuta in Morocco, the passion of seven holy martyrs of the Order of Friars Minor: Daniel, Samuel, Angelus, Leo, Nicholas, Ugolino, and Domnus, all of whom were priests except Domnus.  Because they had preached the Gospel and put to silence the doctrines of Mohammed, they suffered insults, fetters, and scourgings from the Saracens in that place.  They were at last beheaded and thus obtained the palm of martyrdom.

Colóniæ Agrippínæ sancti Gereónis Mártyris, cum áliis trecéntis decem et octo; qui pro vera pietáte, in persecutióne Maximiáni, gládiis patiéntes colla subdidérunt.
At Cologne, in the persecution of Maximian, St. Gereon and three hundred and eighteen other martyrs who patiently bowed to the sword for the true religion.

In território ejúsdem urbis sanctórum Victóris et Sociórum Mártyrum.
In the neighbourhood of the same city, the holy martyrs Victor and his companions.

Bonnæ, in Germánia, sanctórum Mártyrum Cássii et Floréntii, cum áliis plúrimis.
At Bonn in Germany, the holy martyrs Cassius and Florentius, with many others.

Nicomedíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Eulámpii, et soróris Eulámpiæ Vírginis.  Hæc porro, cum audísset pro Christo fratrem torquéri, in médiam turbam exsíluit, et, fratrem amplexáta, huic sóciam se adjúnxit; atque ambo, conjécti in ollam fervéntis ólei, sed nulla ex parte læsi, tandem, una cum áliis ducéntis, qui eo miráculo permóti credidérunt in Christum, cápitis obtruncatióne martyrium complevérunt.
At Nicomedia, the holy martyrs Eulampius, and his sister, the virgin Eulampia.  Upon hearing that her brother was tortured for Christ, she rushed through the crowd, embraced him, and became his companion.  Both were cast into a cauldron of boiling oil, but being uninjured, their martyrdom was completed by beheading along with two hundred others, who, impressed by the miracle, had believed in Christ.

In Creta ínsula beáti Pinyti, inter Epíscopos nobilíssimi.  Hic, Gnósiæ urbis Epíscopus, sub Marco Antoníno Vero et Lúcio Aurélio Cómmodo flóruit, et in scriptis suis, velut in quodam spéculo, vivéntem sui relíquit imáginem.
On the island of Crete, blessed Pinytus, most noble of bishops.  He was bishop of Gnosia, and flourished under Marcus Antoninus Verus and Lucius Aurelius Commodus.  He left in his writings, as in a mirror, a vivid picture of himself.

Eboráci, in Anglia, sancti Paulíni Epíscopi, qui fuit beáti Gregórii Papæ discípulus; et, una cum áliis, ad prædicándum Evangélium illuc ab eo missus, Edwínum Regem ejúsque pópulum ad Christi fidem convértit.
At York in England, the holy bishop Paulinus, disciple of the blessed pope Gregory.  He was sent there by that pope along with others to preach the Gospel, and he converted King Edwin and his people to the faith of Christ.

Populónii, in Túscia, sancti Cerbónii, Epíscopi et Confessóris, qui (ut sanctus Gregórius Papa refert) in vita et morte miráculis cláruit.
At Piombino in Tuscany, St. Cerbonius, bishop and confessor.  St. Gregory relates that he was renowned for miracles, both during life and after death.

Verónæ sancti Cerbónii Epíscopi.
At Verona, another St. Cerbonius, bishop.

Cápuæ sancti Paulíni Epíscopi.
At Capua, St. Paulinus, 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.

October X.
St. Francis Borgia, Confessor
St. Paulinus, Archbishop of York, Confessor
St. John of Bridlington, Confessor

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Séptimo Idus Octóbris. Luna

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Séptimo Idus Octóbris.  Luna The Ninth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Romæ sancti Joánnis Leonárdi, Confessóris, Fundatóris Congregatiónis Clericórum Regulárium a Matre Dei, labóribus et miráculis clari, cujus ópera Missiónes a Propagánda Fide institútæ sunt.
At Rome, St. John Leonard, confessor, founder of the Congregation of Clerks Regular of the Mother of God, renowned for his labours and miracles, and by whose zeal were begun missions for the propagation of the faith.

Lutétiæ Parisiórum natális sanctórum Mártyrum Dionysii Areopagítæ Epíscopi, Rústici Presbyteri, et Eleuthérii Diáconi.  Ex his Dionysius, ab Apóstolo Paulo baptizátus, primus Atheniénsium Epíscopus ordinátus est; deínde Romam venit, atque inde a beáto Cleménte, Románo Pontífice, in Gállias prædicándi grátia diréctus est, et ad præfátam urbem devénit; ibíque, cum per áliquot annos commíssum sibi opus fidéliter prosecútus esset, tandem, a Præfécto Fescénnio, post gravíssima tormentórum génera, una cum Sóciis, gládio animadvérsus, martyrium complévit.
At Paris, the birthday of the holy martyrs Denis the Areopagite, a bishop, Rusticus, a priest, and Eleutherius, a deacon.  Denis was baptized by the apostle St. Paul, and consecrated first bishop of Athens.  Then going to Rome, he was sent to France by the blessed Roman Pontiff Clement to preach the Gospel.  He proceeded to Paris, and after having for some years faithfully filled the office entrusted to him, he was subjected to the severest kinds of torments by the prefect Fescennius, and at length was beheaded with his companions, thus completing his martyrdom.

Eódem die memória sancti Abrahæ, Patriárchæ et ómnium credéntium Patris.
On the same day, the commemoration of the holy patriarch Abraham, father of all believers.

Apud Cassínum sancti Deúsdedit Abbátis, qui, a Sicárdo tyránno  in cárcerem trusus, illic, fame et ærúmnis conféctus, réddidit spíritum.
At Monte Cassino, St. Deusdedit, abbot, who was cast into prison by the tyrant Sicardus, and being there consumed with hunger and misery, yielded up his soul.

Apud Júliam, in território Parménsi, via Cláudia, sancti Domníni Mártyris; qui, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre, cum vellet persecutiónis rábiem declináre, a persequéntibus est comprehénsus, et, gládio transverberátus, glorióse occúbuit.
At Julia, in the region of Parma, on the Via Claudia, St. Domninus, martyr.  Under the Emperor Maximian, in the rage of persecution, he was taken by the persecutors and died gloriously by being pierced with a sword.

In Hannónia sancti Gisléni, Epíscopi et Confessóris; qui, relícto Episcopátu, Mónachi vitam in monastério a se constrúcto exércuit, et multis virtútibus cláruit.
In Hainault, St. Gislenus, bishop and confessor, who resigning his bishopric, led the monastic life in a monastery built by himself, and was distinguished by many virtues.

Valéntiæ, in Hispánia Tarraconénsi, sancti Ludovíci Bertrándi, ex Ordine Prædicatórum, Confessóris; qui, apostólico spíritu clarus, Evangélium quod Americánis prædicáverat, vitæ innocéntia multísque éditis miráculis confirmávit.
At Valencia in Spain, St. Louis Bertrand, of the Order of Preachers.  Being filled with the apostolic spirit, he confirmed by the innocency of his life and the working of many miracles the Gospel which he had preached in America.

Hierosólymis sanctórum Androníci et Athanásiæ cónjugis.
At Jerusalem, Saints Andronicus and his wife Athanasia.

Antiochíæ sanctæ Públiæ Abbatíssæ, quæ, transeúnte Juliáno Apóstata, Davídicum illud cum suis Virgínibus canens: « Simulácra Géntium argéntum et aurum », et « Símiles illis fiant qui fáciunt ea », Imperatóris jussu, álapis cæsa est, et gráviter objurgáta.
At Antioch, St. Publia, abbess.  While Julian the Apostate was passing by, she and her religious sang these words of David: “The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold,” and “Let them that make them be like unto them.”  By the command of the emperor, she was struck on the face and severely rebuked.

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.

October IX.
St. Dionysius, Bishop of Paris, and His Companions, Martyrs
St. Domninus, Martyr
St. Guislain, Abbot
St. Lewis Bertrand, Confessor

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Octávo Idus Octóbris. Luna

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Octávo Idus Octóbris.  Luna The Eighth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Sanctæ Birgíttæ Víduæ, cujus dies natális décimo Kaléndas Augústi, ac Translátio Nonis Octóbris recensétur.
St. Bridget, widow, whose birthday is observed on the 23rd of July, and the translation of her holy body on the 7th of October.

Eódem die natális beáti Simeónis senis, qui in Evangélio Dóminum Jesum, præsentátum in Templo, suis in ulnis accepísse ac de illo prophetásse légitur.
Also, the birthday of blessed Simeon, an aged man, who as we read in the Gospel, took our Lord Jesus in his arms and prophesied concerning him when he was presented in the Temple.

Laodicéæ, in Phrygia, sancti Artémonis Presbyteri, qui per ignem, sub Diocletiáno, martyrii corónam accépit.
At Laodicea in Phrygia, during the reign of Diocletian, St. Artemon, a priest, who gained the crown of martyrdom by fire.

Thessalonícæ sancti Demétrii Procónsulis, qui, cum plúrimos ad Christi fidem perdúceret, ideo, Maximiáni Imperatóris jussu lánceis confóssus, martyrium consummávit.
At Thessalonica, St. Demetrius, a proconsul.  For having brought many to the faith of Christ he was pierced with spears by order of Emperor Maximian, and thus completed his martyrdom.

Ibídem sancti Néstoris Mártyris.
In the same place, St. Nestor, martyr.

Híspali, in Hispánia, sancti Petri Mártyris.
At Seville in Spain, St. Peter, martyr.

Cæsaréæ, in Palæstína, pássio sanctæ Reparátæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ, cum nollet idólis sacrificáre, sub Décio Imperatóre, váriis tormentórum genéribus cruciátur, ac demum gládio percútitur.  Ipsíus autem ánima, in colúmbæ spécie, de córpore égredi cælúmque conscéndere visa est.
At Caesarea in Palestine, in the reign of Decius, St. Reparata, virgin and martyr.  For refusing to sacrifice to idols, she was subjected to various kinds of torments and was finally struck with the sword.  Her soul was seen to leave her body in the form of a dove and ascend to heaven.

In território Laudunénsi natális sanctæ Benedíctæ, Vírginis et Mártyris.
In the country of Laon, St. Benedicta, virgin and martyr.

Ancónæ sanctárum Palatiátis et Lauréntiæ, quæ, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Dióne Præside, in exsílium deportátæ, labóribus et ærúmnis conféctæ sunt.
At Ancona, Saints Palatius and Laurentia, who were sent into exile during the persecution of Diocletian, under the governor Dion, and were overcome by the weight of toil and misery.

Rotómagi sancti Evódii, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Rouen, St. Evodius, bishop and confessor.

Hierosólymis sanctæ Pelágiæ, cognoménto Pæniténtis.
At Jerusalem, St. Palagia, surnamed the Penitent.

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.

October VIII.
St. Bridget of Sweden, Widow
St. Thaïs, the Penitent
St. Pelagia, Penitent
St. Keyna, Virgin

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Prídie Nonas Octóbris. Luna

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Prídie Nonas Octóbris.  Luna The Sixth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

In monastério Turris, diœcésis Squillacénsis, in Calábria, sancti Brunónis Confessóris, qui Ordinis Carthusianórum fuit Institútor.
In the Monastery De Torre, in the diocese of Squillace in Calabria, St. Bruno, confessor, founder of the Order of the Carthusians.

Laodicéæ, in Phrygia, beáti Ságaris, Epíscopi et Mártyris; qui éxstitit unus de antíquis Pauli Apóstoli discípulis.
At Laodicea, the blessed bishop and martyr Sagar, one of the first disciples of the apostle Paul.

Antisiodóri sancti Románi Epíscopi et Mártyris.
At Auxerre, St. Romanus, bishop and martyr.

Cápuæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Marcélli, Cásti, Æmílii et Saturníni.
At Capua, the birthday of the holy martyrs Marcellus, Castus, Aemílius, and Saturninus.

Tréviris commemorátio innumerabílium fere Mártyrum, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Rictiováro Præside, ob Christi fidem, vário mortis génere necáti sunt.
At Treves, the commemoration of innumerable martyrs, who were put death for the faith in various manners, under the governor Rictiovarus, in the persecution of Diocletian.

Agénni, in Gállia, natális sanctæ Fídei, Vírginis et Mártyris; cujus exémplo beátus Caprásius, ad martyrium animátus, agónem suum tertiodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris felíciter consummávit.
At Agen in France, the birthday of St. Faith, virgin and martyr, by whose example blessed Caprasius was aroused to martyrdom, and by martyrdom happily fulfilled his own trial.
Item sanctæ Erótidis Mártyris, quæ, Christi amóre succénsa, ignis superávit incéndium.
Also, St. Erotis martyr, who, aflame with love for Christ, triumphed over the flames of fire.

Opitérgii, in Venetórum fínibus, sancti Magni Epíscopi, cujus corpus Venétiis requiéscit.
At Oderzo, in the neighbourhood of Venice, St. Magnus, bishop, whose body rests at Venice.

Neápoli, in Campánia, deposítio sanctæ Maríæ-Francíscæ a Quinque Vulnéribus Dómini nostri Jesu Christi, Vírginis, ex tértio Ordine sancti Francísci, quæ, virtútibus et miráculis clara, a Pio Papa Nono sanctis Virgínibus adscrípta fuit.
At Naples in Campania, the death of St. Mary Frances of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ, a nun of the Third Order of St. Francis.  Because of her reputation for virtues and the working of miracles, she was placed among the holy virgins by Pope Pius IX.

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.

October VI.
St. Bruno, Confessor, Founder of the Carthusians
St. Faith or Fides, Virgin, and Companions, Martyrs

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Tértio Nonas Octóbris. Luna

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Tértio Nonas Octóbris.  Luna. The Fifth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Messánæ, in Sicília, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Plácidi Mónachi, e beáti Benedícti Abbátis discípulis, et ejus fratrum Eutychii et Victoríni, ac soróris eórum Fláviæ Vírginis, itémque Donáti, Firmáti Diáconi, Fausti et aliórum trigínta Monachórum, qui omnes a Manúcha piráta, pro Christi fide, necáti sunt.
At Messina in Sicily, the birthday of the holy martyrs Placidus, a monk who was a disciple of the blessed Abbot Benedict, and of his brothers Eutychius and Victorinus, and the virgin Flavia, their sister; also of Donatus, Firmatus, a deacon, Faustus, and thirty other monks, who were murdered for the faith of Christ by the pirate Manuchas.

Apud Smyrnam item natális beáti Thraséæ, Epíscopi Euméniæ, martyrio consummáti.
At Smyrna, the birthday of blessed Thraseas, bishop of Eumenia, who ended his career through martyrdom.

Antisiodóri deposítio sanctórum germanórum Firmáti Diáconi, et Flaviánæ Vírginis.
At Auxerre, the death of the saintly deacon Firmatus and the virgin Flaviana, his sister.

Tréviris sanctórum Mártyrum Palmátii et Sociórum; qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Rictiováro Præside, martyrium subiérunt.
At Treves, the holy martyrs Palmatius and his companions, who suffered martyrdom in the persecution of Diocletian, under the governor Rictiovarus.

Eódem die pássio sanctæ Charitínæ Vírginis, quæ, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre et Domítio Consulári, ígnibus est cruciáta et in mare projécta, et, cum inde incólumis evasísset, tandem, mánibus et pédibus abscíssis dentibúsque convúlsis, in oratióne spíritum emísit.
Also, under Emperor Diocletian and the proconsul Domitius, St. Charitina, virgin.  She was exposed to the fire and thrown into the sea, but escaping uninjured, her hands and feet were cut off and her teeth torn out, and finally she yielded up her spirit in prayer.

Ravénnæ sancti Marcellíni, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Ravenna, St. Marcellinus, bishop and confessor.

Valéntiæ, in Gállia, sancti Apollináris Epíscopi, cujus vita virtútibus fuit illústris, et mors signis ac prodígiis decoráta.
At Valence in France, St. Apollinaris, a bishop, renowned in life for virtues and in death for miracles and prodigies.

Eódem die sancti Attiláni, Epíscopi Zamorénsis, quem beátus Urbánus Papa Secúndus in Sanctórum númerum rétulit.
Also, St. Atilanus, bishop of Zamora, who was ranked among the saints by Pope Urban II.

Romæ sanctæ Gallæ Víduæ, fíliæ Symmachi Cónsulis, quæ, viro suo defúncto, apud Ecclésiam beáti Petri multis annis oratióni, eleemósynis, jejúniis aliísque sanctis opéribus inténta permánsit; cujus felicíssimum tránsitum sanctus Gregórius Papa descrípsit.
At Rome, St. Galla, widow, daughter of the consul Symmachus.  After the death of her husband, she remained for many years near the church of St. Peter, devoted to prayer, almsgiving, fasting, and other pious works.  Her most happy death has been described by Pope St. Gregory.

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.

October V.
St. Placidus, Abbot, and Companions, Martyrs
St. Galla, Widow

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Quarto Nonas Octóbris. Luna

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Quarto Nonas Octóbris.  Luna The Fourth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Assísii, in Umbria, natális sancti Francísci, Levítæ et Confessóris; qui trium Ordinum, scílicet Fratrum Minórum, Páuperum Dominárum, ac Fratrum et Sorórum de Pæniténtia Fundátor éxstitit.  Ipsíus autem vitam, sanctitáte ac miráculis plenam, sanctus Bonaventúra conscrípsit.
At Assisi in Umbria, the birthday of St. Francis, cleric and confessor, founder of three orders: the Friars Minor, the Poor Clares, and the Brothers and Sisters of Penance.  His life, filled with holy deeds and miracles, were written by St. Bonaventure.

Corínthi item natális sanctórum Crispi et Caji, quorum méminit sanctus Paulus Apóstolus ad Corínthios scribens.
At Corinth, the birthday of the Saints Crispus and Caius, who are mentioned by the apostle St. Paul in his Epistle to the Corinthians.

Athénis sancti Hieróthei, qui fuit discípulus ipsíus beáti Pauli Apóstoli.
At Athens, St. Hierotheos, disciple of the blessed apostle Paul.

Damásci sancti Petri, Epíscopi et Mártyris; qui, accusátus apud Agarenórum Príncipem quod fidem Christi docéret, ídeo, lingua et mánibus pedibúsque amputátis, cruci affíxus martyrium consummávit.
At Damascus, St. Peter, bishop and martyr, who was accused before the king of the Agarenians of teaching the faith of Christ.  His tongue, hands, and feet were cut off, and being fastened to a cross, his martyrdom was fulfilled.

Alexandríæ sanctórum Presbyterórum, et Diaconórum Caji, Fausti, Eusébii, Chærémonis, Lúcii et Sociórum; ex quibus álii, in persecutióne Valeriáni, Mártyres facti sunt, álii, Martyribus serviéntes, mercédem Mártyrum recepérunt.
At Alexandria, the holy priests and deacons Caius, Faustus, Eusebius, Chaeremon, Lucius, and their companions.  Some of them were martyred in the persecution of Valerian; others, for serving the martyrs, received the reward of martyrs.

In Ægypto sanctórum Mártyrum Marci et Marciáni fratrum, et aliórum ferme innumerabílium utriúsque sexus atque omnis ætátis; quorum álii post vérbera, álii post divérsa géneris horríbiles cruciátus flammis tráditi, álii in mare præcipitáti, nonnúlli cápite cæsi, plúrimi inédia consúmpti, álii partíbulis affíxi, quidam étiam, cápite deórsum verso et pédibus in sublíme sublátis, appénsi, beatíssimam martyrii corónam meruérunt.
In Egypt, the holy martyrs Marcus and Marcian, brothers, and an almost countless number of both sexes and of all ages, who merited the blessed crown of martyrdom, some after being scourged, others when they had suffered horrible torment, and others after being delivered to the flames.  Some were cast into the sea, some others were beheaded; many were starved to death; many were fastened to gibbets; and others again were suspended by the feet with their heads downward.

Bonóniæ sancti Petrónii, Epíscopi et Confessóris; qui doctrína, miráculis et sanctitáte cláruit.
At Bologna, St. Petronius, bishop and confessor, celebrated for learning, miracles, and sanctity.

Lutétiæ Parisiórum sanctæ Aureæ Vírginis.
At Paris, St. Aurea, 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.

October IV.
St. Francis of Assisium, Confessor
SS. Marcus, Marcian, and Their Companions, Martyrs
St. Petronius, Bishop of Bologna, Confessor
St. Ammon, Hermit
St. Aurea, Virgin and Abbess
St. Edwin, King and Martyr
The Martyrs of Triers

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Décimo Kaléndas Novémbris. Luna

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Décimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Twenty-Third Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Apud Villáckum, in Pannónia, natális sancti Joánnis de Capistráno, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum et Confessóris, vitæ sanctitáte ac fídei cathólicæ propagándæ zelo illústris; qui Taurunénsem arcem, validíssimo Turcárum exércitu profligáto, suis précibus et miráculis ab obsidióne liberávit.  Ejus tamen festívitas quinto Kaléndas Aprílis recólitur.
At Vilak in Hungary, the birthday of St. John Capistran, priest and confessor of the Order of Friars Minor, illustrious for the sanctity of his life and his zeal for the propagation of the Catholic faith.  By his prayers and miracles, he routed a powerful army of Turks, and forced them to quit the siege of Tornau.  His feastday, however, is celebrated on the 28th of March.

Antiochíæ item natális sancti Theodóri Presbyteri, qui, in persecutióne ímpii Juliáni comprehénsus, et, post equúlei pœnam et multos ac duríssimos cruciátus, lampádibus étiam circa látera appósitis adústus, tandem, cum in confessióne Christi persísteret, gládii occisióne martyrium consummávit.
At Antioch, the birthday of the holy priest Theodore, who was arrested in the persecution of the impious Julian.  After the torment of the rack and many severe tortures, including the burning of his sides with torches, he persisted in the confession of Christ, and so his martyrdom was completed by death with the sword.

Ad fundum Ursoniánum prope Gades, in Hispánia, sanctórum Mártyrum Servándi et Germáni, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Viatóre Vicário, post vérbera, squalórum cárceris, famis ac sitis injúriam, et longíssimi itíneris labórem, quem pertulérunt ferro onústi, novíssime martyrii sui cursum, cæsis cervícibus, implevérunt; ex quibus Germánus Eméritæ, Servándus autem Híspali cónditus est.
At Osuma, near Cadiz in Spain, in the persecution of Diocletian, under the subgovernor Viator, the holy martyrs Servandus and Germanus.  They were subjected to scourging, imprisonment in a foul dungeon, want of food and drink, and the fatigue of a long journey while loaded with fetters, and at length reached the end of their martyrdom by having their heads stricken off.  Germanus was buried at Merida, and Servandus at Seville.

Constantinópoli sancti Ignátii Epíscopi, qui, cum Bardam Cæsarem ob repudiátam uxórem arguísset, ab eo multis injúriis afféctus est, et in exsílium pulsus; sed, a sancto Nicoláo, Románo Pontífice, restitútus, tandem in pace quiévit.
At Constantinople, St. Ignatius, bishop, who rebuked Bardas Caesar for putting away his wife, for which he was subjected to many insults and driven into banishment.  He was, however, restored to his See by the Roman Pontiff Nicholas, and there died in peace.

Burdígalæ sancti Severíni, Epíscopi Coloniénsis et Confessóris.
At Bordeaux, St. Severin, bishop of Cologne and confessor.

Rotómagi sancti Románi Epíscopi.
At Rouen, Bishop St. Romanus.

Apud Salérnum sancti Veri Epíscopi.
At Salerno, Bishop St. Verus.

In território Ambianénsi sancti Domítii Presbyteri.
In the district of Amiens, St. Domitius, a priest.

In pago Pictaviénsi sancti Benedícti Confessóris.
In the country of Poitiers, St. Benedict, confessor.

Mántuæ beáti Joánnis Boni, ex Eremitárum sancti Augustíni Ordine, Confessóris; cujus præcláram vitam sanctus Antonínus conscrípsit.
At Mantua, blessed John the Good, of the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine, whose celebrated life was written by St. Antoninus.

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.

October XXIII.
St. Theodoret, Priest and Martyr
St. Romanus, Archbishop of Rouen, Confessor
St. John Capistran, or, of Capistran, Confessor
St. Ignatius, Patriarch of Constantinople, Confessor
St. Severin, Archbishop of Cologn, Confessor
St. Severin, or Surin, Bishop

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Sexto Nonas Octóbris. Luna

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Sexto Nonas Octóbris.  Luna The Second Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Festum sanctórum Angelórum Custódum.
The Feast of the holy Guardian Angels.

Romæ pássio sancti Modésti Sardi, Levítæ et Mártyris; qui, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, equúleo tortus atque igne adústus est.  Ipsíus vero corpus, Benevéntum póstea translátum, in Ecclésia suo insigníta nómine collocátum fuit.
At Rome, the martyrdom of St. Modestus, a Sardinian, deacon and martyr, who was racked and burned with fire by Emperor Diocletian.  His holy body was afterwards translated to Benevento and buried there in a church named after him.

In território Atrebaténsi item pássio beáti Leodegárii, Augustodunénsis Epíscopi; quem, váriis injúriis et divérsis supplíciis pro veritáte afflíctum, Ebroínus, Major domus régiæ Theodoríci, intérfici jussit.
In the vicinity of Arras, the martyrdom of blessed Leodegar, bishop of Autun.  After being subjected to various insults and torments for the truth, he was put to death by Ebroin, chief minister of Theodoric.

Nicomedíæ sancti Eleuthérii, mílitis et Mártyris, cum áliis innúmeris; qui, cum Diocletiáni régia incéndio conflagrásset et falso hujus críminis essent accusáti, omnes, jubénte eódem sævíssimo Imperatóre, acervátim necáti sunt.  Horum porro álii gládiis obtruncabántur, álii cremabántur ígnibus, álii in mare præcipitabántur; sed inter eos primus Eleuthérius, cum per síngula torménta, diu cruciátus, valídior redderétur, martyrium  victóriæ suæ, ígnibus velut aurum examinátus, complévit.
At Nicomedia, St. Eleutherius, soldier and martyr, with innumerable others.  They were falsely accused of having set fire to the palace of Diocletian and, by order of this cruel emperor, were barbarously massacred in groups.  Some were put to the sword, some consumed by fire, while others were cast into the sea.  But the principal one, Eleutherius, after long tortures, being found stronger after each torment, completed his victorious martyrdom by fire, as well-tried gold.

Antiochíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Primi, Cyrílli et Secundárii.
At Antioch, the holy martyrs Primus, Cyril, and Secundarius.

Eódem die sancti Geríni Mártyris, qui frater éxstitit beáti Leodegárii, Augustodunénsis Epíscopi, et, jubénte ipso Ebroíno, lapídibus óbrutus est.
On the same day, St. Gerinus, martyr, brother of blessed Leodegar, bishop of Autun.  He was stoned to death by the same Ebroin.

Constantinópoli sancti Theóphili Mónachi, qui pro defensióne sanctárum Imáginum a Leóne Isáurico sævíssime cæsus et in exsílium pulsus, migrávit ad Dóminum.
At Constantinople, St. Theophilus, a monk.  He was cruelly scourged by Leo the Isaurian for his defense of holy images, was driven into exile, and there went gloriously to heaven.

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.

September XXX.
St. Jerom, Priest and Doctor of the Church
St. Gregory, Bishop
St. Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury Confessor

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