Tértio Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.


The Twenty-Ninth Day of November

The Vigil of St. Andrew, apostle. At Rome, on the Salarian Way, the birthday of the holy martyr, Saturninus, an aged man, and the deacon Sisinius, in the time of Emperor Maximian.  After a long imprisonment, by order of the prefect of the city they were placed on the rack, stretched with ropes, scourged with rods and whips garnished with metal, then exposed to the flames, taken down from the rack and beheaded. At Toulouse, in the time of Decius, the holy bishop Saturninus, who was taken to the capitol of that city by the heathen and thrown down the steps from the highest part of the building.  The fall having crushed his head, dashed out his brain and mangled his whole body, he rendered his worthy soul to our Lord. Also, the martyrdom of the Saints Paramon and his companions, to the number of three hundred and seventy-five under Emperor Decius and the governor Aquilinus. At Ancyra in Galatia, St. Philomenus, martyr.  During the persecution of Emperor Aurelian, under the governor Felix, he was first exposed to the flames, then having his hands, feet, and head pierced with nails, he fulfilled his martyrdom. At Veroli, the holy martyrs Blaise and Demetrius. At Todi in Umbria, St. Illuminata, virgin.

And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.

Butler’s Lives of the Saints:
St. Saturninus, Bishop of Toulouse, Martyr
St. Radbod, Bishop of Utrecht, Confessor

ORCCE Ordo: S Willibrordus, Apostolorum Neerlandiae; Commemoratio: In Vigilia S. Andreae Apostoli ~ Simplex; et Commemoratio: S. Saturnini Martyris; Tempora: Feria Sexta infra Hebdomadam XXIV post Octavam Pentecostes V. Novembris

Tértio Kaléndas Decémbris.  Luna.

Vigília sancti Andréæ Apóstoli. Romæ, via Salária, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Saturníni senis, et Sisínii Diáconi, sub Maximiáno Príncipe; quos, diu in cárcere macerátos, jussit Urbis Præféctus in equúleum levári et áttrahi nervis, fústibus ac scorpiónibus cædi, deínde eis flammas appóni, et, depósitos de equúleo, cápite truncári. Tolósæ sancti Saturníni Epíscopi, qui, tempóribus Décii, in Capitólio ejúsdem urbis a Pagánis tentus atque de summa Capitólii arce per omnes gradus præcipitátus est, atque ita, cápite collíso, excussóque cérebro, et toto córpore dilaniáto, dignam Christo ánimam réddidit. Item pássio sanctórum Parámonis et Sociórum trecentórum septuagínta quinque, sub Décio Imperatóre et Aquilíno Præside. Ancyræ, in Galátia, sancti Philómeni Mártyris, qui, in persecutióne Aureliáni Imperatóris, sub Felíce Præside, igne probátus, mánibus pedibúsque ac demum cápite clavis confíxo, martyrium consummávit. Vérulis, in Hérnicis, sanctórum Mártyrum Blásii et Demétrii. Tudérti, in Umbria, sanctæ Illuminátæ Vírginis.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R. Deo grátias.

Nota Bene: As some 450,000 Christians have fled Syria since a civil war erupted two years ago, the Syrian Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic church has called on Christians to stay in Syria and survive a ‘difficult’ future

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