Idibus Mártii. Luna.


Idibus Mártii.  Luna. The Fifteenth Day of March. The Night of the Moon.

Cæsaréæ, in Cappadócia, pássio sancti Longíni mílitis, qui Dómini latus láncea perforásse perhibétur. At Caesarea in Cappadocia, the martyrdom of St. Longinus, the soldier who is said to have pierced our Lord’s side with a lance. Eódem die natális sancti Aristobúli, Apostolórum discípuli, qui, cursu prædicatiónis perácto, martyrium consummávit. The same day, the birthday of St. Aristobulus, a disciple of the apostles, who completed by martyrdom a life spent in preaching the Gospel. In Hellespónto sancti Menígni fullónis, qui sub Décio Imperatóre passus est. In the Hellespont, St. Menignus, a dyer, who suffered under Decius. In Ægypto sancti Nicándri Mártyris, qui, cum sanctórum Mártyrum relíquias studióse perquíreret, et ipse méruit éffici Martyr, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre. In Egypt, St. Nicander, martyr, who sought diligently for the remains of the holy martyrs, and thus merited to be made a martyr himself, under Emperor Diocletian. Córdubæ, in Hispánia, sanctæ Leocrítiæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ ob Christi fidem, in persecutióne Arábica, divérsis cruciátibus afflícta et gládio decolláta est. At Cordova in Spain, St. Leocritia, virgin and martyr. She suffered various cruel tortures and was beheaded for the faith of Christ during the Arabian persecution. Thessalonícæ sanctæ Matrónæ, quæ, cum esset ancílla cujúsdam Judǽæ, et occúlte Christum cóleret, ac furtívis oratiónibus quotídie Ecclésiam frequentáret, a dómina sua est deprehénsa et multiplíciter afflícta, atque novíssime, robústis fústibus usque ad mortem cæsa, in confessióne Christi, incorrúptum Deo spíritum réddidit. At Thessalonica, St. Matrona, servant of a Jewess, who, worshipping Christ secretly, and stealing away daily to pray in the church, was detected by her mistress and subjected to many trials. Being at last beaten to death with large clubs, she gave up her pure soul to God in confessing Christ. Reáte sancti Probi Epíscopi, cui moriénti Juvenális et Eleuthérius Mártyres adfuérunt. At Rieti, the bishop St. Probus, at whose death the martyrs Juvenal and Eleutherius were present. Vindobónæ, in Austria, sancti Cleméntis-Maríæ Hofbauer, Sacerdótis proféssi Congregatiónis a sanctíssimo Redemptóre nuncupátæ, plúrimis in Dei glória et animárum salúte promovénda ac dilatánda ipsa Congregatióne exantlátis labóribus insígnis; quem, virtútibus et miráculis clarum, Pius Décimus, Póntifex Máximus, in Sanctórum cánonem rétulit. At Vienna in Austria, St. Clement Mary Hofbauer, a priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, renowned for his great devotion in promoting the glory of God and the salvation of souls, and in extending that order. He was canonized by Pope Pius X. Apud Cápuam sancti Speciósi Mónachi, cujus ánimam (ut scribit beátus Gregórius Papa) germánus ejus deférri vidit in cælum. At Capua, the monk St. Speciosus, whose soul his brother saw being taken into heaven, as is recorded by Pope St. Gregory. Lutétiæ Parisiórum sanctæ Ludovícæ de Marillac, víduæ Le Gras, Societátis Puellárum a Caritáte una cum sancto Vincéntio a Paulo Fundatrícis, egénis sublevándis addictíssimæ, quam Pius Papa Undécimus Sanctárum fastis accénsuit. At Paris, the birthday of St. Louise de Marillac, a widow of Le Gras, co-founder with St. Vincent de Paul of the Society of the Daughters of Charity. Outstanding for her virtues and miracles, her name was inscribed on the roll of the saints by Pope Pius XI.

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:

March XV.
    St. Abraham, Hermit
    St. Zachary, Pope and Confessor

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