Idibus Novémbris. Luna


Idibus Novémbris. Luna . The Thirteenth Day of November.  The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Dídaci, ex Ordine Minórum, Confessóris; cujus dies natális recólitur prídie hujus diéi.
St. Didacus, confessor of the Order of Friars Minor, whose birthday occurred on the preceding day.

Ravénnæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Valentíni, Solutóris et Victóris; qui sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre passi sunt.
At Ravenna, the birthday of the holy martyrs Valentine, Salutor, and Victor, who suffered under Emperor Diocletian.

Aquis, in província Narbonénsi, beáti Mítrii, claríssimi Mártyris.
At Aix, in the province of Narbonne, the renowned martyr, blessed Mitrius.

Cæsaréæ, in Palæstína, pássio sanctórum Antoníni, Zébinæ, Germáni et Ennathæ Vírginis.  Hæc, sub Galério Maximiáno Imperatóre, verbéribus cæsa, igne cremáta est; illi vero, cum intrépidi ac líbera voce Firmiliánum Præsidem, diis immolántem, impietátis argúerent, cápite cæsi sunt.
At Caesarea in Palestine, the martyrdom of the Saints Antoninus, Zebina, Germanus, and the virgin Ennatha.  Under Galerius Maximian, Ennatha was scourged and burned alive, while the others, for boldly reproaching the governor Firmilian for his idolatry in sacrificing to the gods, were beheaded.
In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Hispanórum Arcádii, Paschásii, Probi et Eutychiáni; qui, in persecutióne Wandálica, cum in Ariánam perfídiam nullátenus declináre pateréntur, hinc a Genseríco, Rege Ariáno, primum proscrípti, deínde acti in exsílium atque atrocíssimis supplíciis cruciáti, postrémum divérso mortis génere interémpti sunt.  Tunc et Paulílli puéruli, germáni sanctórum Paschásii et Eutychiáni, constántia enítuit; qui, cum de fide cathólica nullátenus posset avélli, fústibus diu cæsus est, atque ad ínfimam servitútem damnátus.
In Africa, the holy martyrs Arcadius, Paschasius, Probus, and Eutychian, Spaniards who absolutely refused to yield to the Arian perfidy, during the persecution of the Vandals.  Accordingly, they were condemned by the Arian king Genseric, driven into exile, and finally, after being subjected to fearful tortures, were put to death in divers manners.  At that time there was also seen the constancy of the small boy Paulillus, brother of the Saints Paschasius and Eutychian.  Because he could not be turned from the Catholic faith, he was long beaten with rods and sentenced to the lowest servitude.

Romæ sancti Nicolái Papæ Primi, vigóre apostólico præstántis.
At Rome, Pope St. Nicholas, distinguished for the apostolic spirit.

Turónis, in Gállia, sancti Brítii Epíscopi, qui fuit discípulus beáti Martíni Epíscopi.
At Tours in France, St. Brice, bishop, a disciple of the blessed Bishop Martin.

Toléti, in Hispánia, sancti Eugénii Epíscopi.
At Toledo in Spain, St. Eugene, bishop.

Arvérnis, in Gállia, sancti Quinctiáni Epíscopi.
In Auvergne in France, St. Quinctian, bishop.

Cremónæ, in Insúbria, sancti Homobóni Confessóris; quem, miráculis clarum, Innocéntius Papa Tértius in Sanctórum númerum rétulit.
At Cremona, in the duchy of Milan, St. Homobonus, confessor, renowned for miracles, whom Innocent III placed among the saints.

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.

November XIII.
St. Homobonus, Merchant, Confessor
St. Didacus, Confessor
St. Stanislas Kostka, Confessor
St. Mitrius, Martyr
St. Brice, Bishop and Confessor
St. Constant, Priest in Ireland
St. Chillen, or Killian, of Ireland, Priest


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