Quarto Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna.


Quarto Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna. The Twenty-Ninth Day of March.  The Night of the Moon.

Heliópoli, apud Líbanum, sancti Cyrílli, Diáconi et Mártyris, cujus jecur, e discísso ventre avúlsum, Gentíles, sub Juliáno Apóstata, feráliter depásti sunt. At Heliopolis in Lebanon, under Julian the Apostate, St. Cyril, deacon and martyr, whose body was opened and his liver taken out by the heathens who devoured it like wild beasts. In Pérside sanctórum Monachórum et Mártyrum Jonæ et Barachísii fratrum, sub Rege Persárum Sápore. Ex ipsis Jonas, préssus in cóchlea, confráctis óssibus, médius disséctus est; Barachísius autem, opplétis fáucibus pice ardénti suffocátus. In Persia, the holy martyrs Jonas and Barachisius, under the Persian king Sapor. Jonas was put under the pressure of a vice, his bones broken, and cut asunder; Barachisius was suffocated by burning pitch being poured into his throat. Nicomedíæ pássio sanctórum Mártyrum Pastóris, Victoríni et Sociórum. At Nicomedia, the passion of the holy martyrs Pastor, Victorinus, and their companions. In Africa sanctórum Confessórum Armogástis Cómitis, Másculæ archimími, et Satúri, régiæ domus procuratóris; qui, témpore Wandálicæ persecutiónis, sub Rege Ariáno Genseríco, pro confessióne veritátis, multa et grávia perpéssi supplícia atque oppróbria, cursum gloriósi certáminis implevérunt. In Africa, under the Arian king Genseric, during the persecution of the Vandals, the holy confessors Armogastes, a count, Mascula, Archimimus, and Saturus, master of the king’s household. After enduring many severe torments, as well as insults, for the confession of the truth, they completed their tests with glory. In urbe Asténsi sancti Secúndi Mártyris. In the town of Asti, St. Secundus, martyr. In monastério Luxoviénsi, in Gállia, deposítio sancti Eustásii Abbátis, qui sancti Columbáni discípulus et ferme sexcentórum Monachórum Pater fuit; ac, vitæ sanctitáte conspícuus, étiam miráculis cláruit. In the monastery of Luxeuil, the death of Abbot St. Eustasius, a disciple of St. Columban, who had under his guidance nearly six hundred monks. Eminent in sanctity, he was also 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.

Butler’s Lives of the Saints:

March XXIX.
SS. Jonas, Barachisius, and Their Companions, Martyrs
SS. Armogastes, Archinimus, and Saturus, Martyrs
St. Eustasius, or Eustachius, Abbot of Luxeu
St. Gundleus, Confessor
St. Mark, Bishop and Confessor

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