Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna.


Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna . The Fifteenth Day of April.  The Night of the Moon.

Romæ sanctárum Basilíssæ et Anastásiæ, nobílium feminárum, quæ, cum essent Apostolórum discípulæ et constántes in fidei confessióne persísterent, sub Neróne Imperatóre, lingua pedibúsque præcísis, percússæ gládio, martyrii corónam adéptæ sunt. At Rome, the Saints Basilissa and Anastasia, noble women who were disciples of the apostles.  Because they persevered courageously  in the profession of their faith during the time of the Emperor Nero, they had their tongues and feet cut off, were put to the sword, and thus obtained the crown of martyrdom.
Eódem die sanctórum Mártyrum Marónis, Eutychétis et Victoríni; qui, primo cum beáta Flávia Domitílla apud ínsulam Póntiam in Christi confessióne éxsules, póstmodum, sub Príncipe Nerva, liberáti, tandem, cum plúrimos ad fidem convertíssent, in persecutióne Trajáni, a Valeriáno Júdice váriis pœnis jussi sunt intérfici. The same day, the holy martyrs Maro, Eutyches, and Victorinus, who, along with blessed Flavia Domitilla, had been banished to the island of Pontia for the confession of Christ.  Being recalled in the reign of Nerva, and having converted many to the faith, they were put to death in different ways by the judge Valerian, during the persecution of Trajan.
In Pérside sanctórum Mártyrum Máximi et Olympíadis, qui, sub Décio Imperatóre, fústibus et plumbátis cæsi sunt; et ad últimum cápita eórum sunt fústibus tunsa, donec ambo emítterent spíritum. In Persia, in the reign of Emperor Decius, the holy martyrs Maximus and Olympias, who were beaten with rods and whips, and struck on their heads with clubs until they breathed no more.
Ferentíni, in Hérnicis, sancti Eutychii Mártyris. At Ferentino in Campania, the martyr St. Eutychius.
Myræ, in Lycia, sancti Crescéntis, qui per ignem martyrium consummávit. At Myra in Lycia, St. Crescens, who was martyred by fire.
In Thrácia sanctórum Mártyrum Theodóri et Pausilíppi, qui sub Hadriáno Imperatóre passi sunt. In Thrace, the holy martyrs Theodorus and Pausilippus, who suffered under Emperor Hadrian.

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

April XV.
St. Peter Gonzales, Confessor
SS. Basilissa and Anastasia, Martyrs
St. Paternus, Bishop of Avranches, Confessor
St. Munde, Abbot
St. Ruadhan, Abbot in Ireland

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