Décimo octávo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna. The Fifteenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon.
Sancti Pauli, primi Eremítæ, Confessóris; qui quarto Idus Januárii inter beatórum ágmina translátus fuit.
St. Paul, the first hermit, who was carried to the home of the blessed on the tenth of this month.
In território Andegavénsi beáti Mauri Abbátis, qui fuit discípulus sancti Benedícti; et, hujus disciplínis usque ab infántia erudítus, quantum in eis profécerit, inter ália quæ apud eum pósitus gessit (res nova et post Petrum fere inusitáti), pédibus super aquas incédens patefécit. In Gállias inde ab ipso Benedícto diréctus, ibi, constrúcto célebri monastério, cui quadragínta annis præfuit, miraculórum glória clarus, in pace quiévit.
In the diocese of Angers, blessed Maurus, abbot and disciple of St. Benedict. Beginning his discipline in infancy, he made great progress with so able a master, for while he was still under the saint’s instruction he miraculously walked upon the water, a prodigy unheard of since the days of St. Peter. Sent later to France by St. Benedict, he built a famous monastery, which he governed for forty years, and after performing striking miracles, he rested in peace.
In Judæa sanctórum Hábacuc et Michǽæ Prophetárum, quorum corpora, sub Theodósio senióre, divína revelatióne sunt repérta.
In Judea, the holy prophets Habakkuk and Micah, whose bodies were found by divine revelation in the days of Theodosius the Elder.
Cárali, in Sardínia, sancti Ephísii Mártyris, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Flaviáno Júdice, plúrimis torméntis divína virtúte superátis, demum, abscíssis cervícibus, victor migrávit in cælum.
At Cagliari in Sardinia, St. Ephisius, martyr, who, in the persecution of Diocletian and under the judge Flavian, having, by the assistance of God, overcome many torments, was beheaded and ascended to heaven.
Anágniæ sanctæ Secundínæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ sub Décio Imperatóre passa est.
At Anagni, St. Secundina, virgin and martyr, who suffered under Emperor Decius.
Nolæ, in Campánia, sancti Máximi Epíscopi.
At Nola in Campania, St. Maximus, bishop.
Arvérnis, in Gállia, sancti Boníti, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
In Auvergne in France, St. Bonitus, bishop and confessor.
In Ægypto sancti Macárii Abbátis, qui fuit discípulus beáti Antónii, ac vita et miráculis celebérrimus éxstitit.
In Egypt, St. Macarius, abbot, disciple of St. Anthony, very celebrated for his life and miracles.
Alexandríæ beáti Isidóri, sanctitáte vitæ, fide et miráculis clari.
At Alexandria, blessed Isidore, renowned for holiness of life, faith, and miracles.
Constantinópoli sancti Joánnis Calybítæ, qui aliquándiu in ángulo domus patérnæ, deínde in tugúrio, ignótus paréntibus, habitávit; a quibus in morte ágnitus, miráculis cláruit. Ipsíus corpus póstea Romam translátum, et in Insulæ Tiberínæ Ecclésia, in ejus honórem erécta, collocátum est.
At Constantinople, St. John Calybita. For some time living unknown to his parents in a corner of their house, and later in a hut on an island in the Tiber, he was recognized by them only at his death. Being renowned for miracles, his body was afterwards taken to Rome and buried on the Island in the Tiber, where a church was subsequently erected in his honour.
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.
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