Octávo Idus Februárii. Luna.


Octávo Idus Februárii.  Luna. The Sixth Day of February. The Night of the Moon.

dorothySancti Titi, Epíscopi Creténsium et Confessóris, cujus dies natális occúrrit prídie Nonas Januárii. St. Titus, confessor and bishop of Crete, whose birthday is on the fourth of January. Cæsaréæ, in Cappadócia, natális sanctæ Dorothéæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ, sub Saprício, illíus Provínciæ Præside, primum per equúlei extensiónem vexáta, dehinc palmis diutíssime cæsa, capitáli senténtia ad últimum puníta est. In ejus confessióne Theóphilus quidam scholásticus ad Christi fidem convérsus, et mox equúleo acérimme tortus, novíssime gládio cæsus est. At Caesarea in Cappadocia, the birthday of St. Dorothy, virgin and martyr, who was stretched on the rack, then scourged for a long time with the boughs of a palm tree, and finally condemned to capital punishment by Sapricius, governor of the province. Her noble confession of Christ converted a lawyer named Theophilus, who also was tortured in a barbarous manner, and finally put to death by the sword. Eméssæ, in Phœnícia, sancti Silváni Epíscopi, qui cum eídem Ecclésiæ annis quadragínta præfuísset, tandem, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre, una cum duóbus áliis, objéctus feris membratímque discérptus, martyrii palmam accépit. At Emessa in Phoenicia, in the time of Emperor Maximian, St. Silvanus, bishop, who, after having governed that church for forty years, was delivered to the beasts with two other Christians, and having his limbs all mangled, received the crown of martyrdom. Eódem die sanctórum Mártyrum Saturníni, Theóphili et Revocátæ. The same day, the holy martyrs Caturninus, Theophilus, and Revocata. Arvérnis, in Gállia, sancti Antholiáni Mártyris. In Auvergne in France, St. Atholian, martyr. Atrébati, in Gálliis, sancti Vedásti, ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopi, cujus vita et mors plúrimis miráculis éxstitit gloriósa. At Arras in France, St. Vedast, bishop of that city. The glory of his life and death is attested by many miracles. Elnóne, in Gállia, sancti Amándi, Epíscopi Trajecténsis, qui miráculis, cum vivus tum mórtuus, glorióse refúlsit; cujus nómine póstmodum insignítum est óppidum, in quo ille monastérium exstrúxerat et mortálem vitam absólverat. At Elnon in France, St. Amand, bishop of Maestricht, who was renowned for his miracles during his life and in death. In the town which was named after him, he lived and died in a monastery that he had built. Bonóniæ sancti Guaríni Cardinális et Epíscopi Prænestíni, vitæ sanctitáte conspícui. At Bologna, St. Guarinus, bishop of Palestrina and cardinal, conspicuous for his holiness of life.

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.

Butler’s Lives of the Saints:

February VI.
St. Dorothy, Virgin and Martyr
St. Vedast, Bishop of Arras, Confessor
St. Amandus, Bishop and Confessor
St. Barsanuphius, Anchoret

ORCCE Ordo: S. Dorothy virgin and martyr ~ Simplex; Tempora: Feria V infra Hebdomadam IV post Epiphaniam

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