Prídie Idus Octóbris. Luna


Prídie Idus Octóbris.  Luna The Fourteenth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Romæ, via Aurélia, natális beáti Callísti Primi, Papæ et Mártyris; qui, Alexándri Imperatóris jussu, diútius fame in cárcere cruciátus, et quotídie fústibus cæsus, tandem, præcipitátus e fenéstra domus in qua custodiebátur, atque in púteum demérsus, victóriæ triúmphum proméruit.
At Rome, on the Aurelian Way, the birthday of blessed Callistus I, pope and martyr.  By order of Emperor Alexander, he was kept in prison for a long time without food, and was daily scourged with rods.  He was finally hurled from a window of the house in which he had been shut up, and was cast into a well, and thus merited the triumph of victory.

Arímini sancti Gaudéntii, Epíscopi et Mártyris.
At Rimini, St. Gaudentius, bishop and martyr.

Cæsaréæ, in Palæstína, sanctórum Carpónii, Evarísti et Prisciáni, fratrum beátæ Fortunátæ, qui, gládio juguláti, páriter martyrii corónam percepérunt.
At Caesarea in Palestine, the Saints Carponius, Evaristus, and Priscian, brothers of blessed Fortunata, who obtained the crown of martyrdom together, their throats being cut with the sword.
Item sanctórum Saturníni et Lupi.
Also, the Saints Saturninus and Lupus.

Cæsaréæ, in Palæstína, sanctæ Fortunátæ, Vírginis et Mártyris, ac prædicatórum Mártyrum Carpónii, Evarísti et Prisciáni soróris; quæ, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, post equúleum, ignes, béstias et ália torménta superáta, spíritum Deo réddidit.  Ipsíus corpus póstea Neápolim, in Campánia, delátum fuit.
At Caesarea in Palestine, St. Fortunata, virgin and martyr, the sister of the martyrs Carponius, Evaristus, and Priscian.  After having been subjected to the rack, to fire, to the teeth of beasts, and other torments during the persecution of Diocletian, she gave up her soul to God.  Her body was afterwards conveyed to Naples in Campania.

Tudérti, in Umbria, sancti Fortunáti Epíscopi, qui (ut beátus Gregórius Papa refert) in immúndis spirítibus effugándis imménsæ grátia virtútis emícuit.
At Todi in Umbria, St. Fortunatus, bishop, who, as is mentioned by blessed Gregory, was endowed with an extraordinary gift for casting out unclean spirits.

Herbípoli, in Germánia, sancti Burchárdi, qui fuit primus illíus civitátis Epíscopus.
At Wurzburg in Germany, St. Burchard, first bishop of that city.

Brugis Flandrórum sancti Donatiáni, Rheménsis Epíscopi.
At Bruges in Belgium, St. Donatian, bishop of Rheims.

Tréviris sancti Rústici Epíscopi.
At Treves, St. Rusticus, bishop.

Lugdúni, in Gállia, sancti Justi, Epíscopi et Confessóris, miræ sanctitátis et prophétici spíritus viri; qui, Episcopátu demísso, in erémum Ægypti, una cum Lectóre suo Viatóre, secéssit, ibíque, cum áliquot annos próximam Angelis egísset vitam, et dignus suórum labórum finis advenísset, corónam justítiæ perceptúrus migrávit ad Dóminum.  Ipsíus sanctum corpus, una cum óssibus beáti Viatóris, qui ejúsdem Epíscopi fúerat miníster, Lugdúnum póstea quarto Nonas Septémbris delátum fuit.
At Lyons in France, St. Justus, bishop and confessor, a man of extraordinary sanctity and endowed with the spirit of prophecy.  He resigned his bishopric and retired into a desert in Egypt with his lector Viator.  When he had for some years led an almost angelic life, and the end of his meritorious labours had come, he went to our Lord to receive the crown of justice.  His holy body and the relics of his lector, blessed Viator, were afterwards taken to Lyons on the 2nd of September.

Eódem die deposítio beáti Domínici Loricáti.
On the same day, the death of blessed Dominic Loricatus.

Arpíni, in Látio, sancti Bernárdi Confessóris.
At Arpino in Italy, St. Bernard, confessor.

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.
R.  Thanks be to God.

October XIV.
St. Calixtus, or Callistus, Pope and Martyr
St. Donatian, Bishop of Rheims, Confessor
St. Burckard, First Bishop of Wurtzburg, Confessor
St. Dominic, Confessor

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