Octávo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna


Octávo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna. The Twenty-Fifth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. 

Convérsio sancti Pauli Apóstoli, quæ fuit anno secúndo ab Ascensióne Domini. The conversion of St. Paul the Apostle, which occurred in the second year after the Ascension of our Lord.

Apud Damáscum natális sancti Ananíæ, qui fuit discípulus Dómini, et eúndem Paulum Apóstolum baptizávit. Ipse autem, cum Damásci, et Eleutherópoli, alibíque Evangélium prædicásset, tandem, sub Licínio Júdice, nervis cæsus et laniátus, ac lapídibus oppréssus, martyrium consummávit. At Damascus, the birthday of St. Ananias, who was a disciple of our Lord, and baptized the apostle Paul. After he had preached the Gospel at Damascus, Eleutheropolis, and elsewhere, he was scourged under the judge Licinius, had his flesh torn, and lastly being overwhelmed with stones, ended his martyrdom.

Arvérnis, in Gállia, sanctórum Præjécti Epíscopi, et Amaríni, Abbátis Cloroangiénsis; qui ambo a procéribus ejúsdem urbis passi sunt. In the Auvergne in France, the Saints Praejectus, bishop, and Amarinus, abbot of Doroang, who were murdered by the leading men of that city.
Antiochíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Juventíni et Máximi, qui, sub Juliáno Apóstata, martyrio coronáti sunt; in quorum die natáli sanctus Joánnes Chrysóstomus sermónem ad pópulum hábuit. At Antioch, in the time of Julian the Apostate, the holy martyrs Juvenius and Maximus, who were crowned with martyrdom. On their birthday, St. John Chrysostom preached a sermon to his people.
Item sanctórum Mártyrum Donáti, Sabíni et Agapis. Also, the holy martyrs Donatus, Sabinus, and Agape.

Tomis, in Scythia, sancti Bretanniónis Epíscopi, qui mira sanctitáte et cathólicæ fídei zelo, sub Ariáno Imperatóre Valénte, cui fórtiter réstitit, in Ecclésia flóruit. At Tomis in Scythia, St. Bretannio, bishop, who worked in the Church shewing great sanctity and zeal for the Catholic faith, and was at the same time bravely opposed to the Arian emperor Valens.

Marciánis, in Gállia, sancti Poppónis, Presbyteri et Abbátis, miráculis clari. At Marchiennes in France, St. Poppo, priest and abbot, renowned for his miracles.

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.

January XXV.
The Conversion of St. Paul
St. Juventinus and St. Maximinus, Martyrs
St. Projectus, Bishop of Clermont, Martyr
St. Poppo, Abbot of Stavello
St. Apollo, Abbot in Thebais
St. Publius, Abbot near Zeugma, upon the Euphrates


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