Sextodécimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna.


Sextodécimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna. The Sixteenth Day of April.  The Night of the Moon.


Corínthi natális sanctórum Mártyrum Callísti et Charísii, cum áliis septem, qui omnes, post ália toleráta supplícia, in mare demérsi sunt. At Corinth, the birthday of the holy martyrs Callistus and Charistius, with seven others, who were all cast into the sea.
Cæsaraugústæ, in Hispánia, item natális sanctórum decem et octo Mártyrum, scílicet Optáti, Lupérci, Succéssi, Martiális, Urbáni, Júliæ, Quinctiliáni, Públii, Frontónis, Felícis, Cæciliáni, Evéntii, Primitívi, Apodémii, et aliórum quátuor qui Saturníni vocáti esse referúntur.  Hi omnes sub Daciáno, Hispaniárum Præside, simul pœnis affécti atque interémpti sunt; quorum illústre martyrium Prudéntius vérsibus exornávit. At Saragossa, in Spain, the birthday of eighteen holy martyrs, Optatus, Lupercus, Successus, Martial, Urban, Julia, Quinctilian, Publius, Fronto, Felix, Cecilian, Eventius, Primitivus, Apodemius, and four others who are said to have been Saturninus.  They were all tortured and slain together under Dacian, governor of Spain.  The glory of their martyrdom has been celebrated in verse by Prudentius.
In eádem civitáte sanctórum Caji et Creméntii, qui secúndo conféssi et in Christi fide perseverántes, martyrii cálicem gustavérunt. In the same city, the Saints Caius and Crementius, who twice confessed the faith of Christ, and persevering in it, drank of the chalice of martyrdom.
Ibídem sancti Lambérti Mártyris. In the same place, the martyr St. Lambert.
Item Cæsaraugústæ sanctæ Encrátidis, Vírginis et Mártyris, quæ, laniáto córpore, mamílla abscíssa et jécore avúlso, adhuc supérstes in cárcere inclúsa et reténta est, donec ulcerátum ipsíus corpus putrésceret. Also at Saragossa, St. Encratis, virgin and martyr, whose body was lacerated, her breasts cut away, and her bowels torn out.  Still alive after these torments, she was confined in prison until her body, covered with wounds, began to decompose.
Paléntiæ sancti Turíbii, Epíscopi Asturicénsis, qui, ope sancti Leónis Papæ, Priscilliáni hæresim ex Hispánia pénitus profligávit, clarúsque miráculis quiévit in pace. At Palentia, St. Turibius, bishop of Astorga.  With the aid of Pope St. Leo, he drove out of Spain completely the Priscillian heresy.  He went to rest in the Lord with a great renown for miracles.
Braga Cathedral
Brácari, in Lusitánia, sancti Fructuósi Epíscopi. At Braga in Portugal, the bishop St. Fructuosus.
Sescíaci, in Constantiénsi Gálliæ território, tránsitus sancti Patérni, Epíscopi Abrincénsis et Confessóris. At Scicy, in the district of Coutances in France, the death of St. Paternus, bishop of Avranches and confessor.
Romæ natális sancti Benedícti-Joséphi Labre Confessóris, qui contémptu sui et extrémæ voluntáriæ paupertátis laude exstitit insígnis. At Rome, the birthday of St. Benedict Joseph Labre, confessor, who was famed for his contempt of self and his great voluntary poverty.
Apud Valencénas, in Gállia, sancti Drogónis Confessóris. In Belgium, near Valenciennes, St. Drogo, confessor.
Nivérnis, in Gállia, sanctæ Maríæ-Bernárdæ Soubirous, Vírginis, e Congregatióne Sorórum a Caritáte et Institutióne Christiána, Lapúrdi, adhuc juvénculæ, iterátis apparitiónibus Immaculátæ Dei Genitrícis Maríæ recreátæ; quam Pius Papa Undécimus, inter sanctas Vírgines adscrípsit. In the city of Nevers in France, St. Mary Bernard Soubirous of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity, also called the Christian Institute.  She was favoured with frequent apparitions and conversations at Lourdes with Mary Immaculate, the Mother of God.  In 1933 her name was added to the roll of holy virgins by Pope Pius XI.
Senis, in Túscia, beáti Jóachim, ex Ordine Servórum beátæ Maríæ Vírginis. At Siena in Tuscany, blessed Joachim of the Order of Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
R.  Deo grátias.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
  Thanks be to God.

Butlers Lives of the Saints

April XVI.
SS. Eighteen Martyrs of Saragossa, and St. Encratis, or Engratia, Virgin and Martyr
St. Turibius, Bishop of Astorga
St. Fructuosus, Archbishop of Braga, Confessor
St. Druon, or Drugo, Recluse, Patron of Shepherds
St. Joachim of Sienna of the Order of Servites, Confessor
St. Mans, or Magnus, Bishop and Martyr

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