Tértio Nonas Mártii. Luna


Tértio Nonas Mártii. Luna. The Fifth Day of March.  The Night of the Moon. 

Antiochíæ natális sancti Phocæ Mártyris, qui, post multas, quas pro nómine Redemptoris passus est, injúrias, quáliter de antíquo illo serpénte triumpháverit, hódie quoque pópulis eo miráculo declarátur, quod, si quíspiam a serpénte morsus fúerit, hic, ut jánuam Basílicæ Mártyris credens attígerit, conféstim, evacuáta venéni virtúte, sanátur. At Antioch, the birthday of the martyr St. Phocas, who triumphed over the ageless Serpent after many injuries which he suffered for the Name of the Redeemer. That triumph is still manifested to the people in our day, for if any one stung by a snake touches with faith the door of the martyr’s basilica, the power of the venom disappears, and he is immediately cured.
Cæsaréæ, in Palæstína, sancti Hadriáni Mártyris, qui in persecutióne Diocletiáni Imperatóris, jussu Firmiliáni Præsidis, prius ob Christi fidem leóni objéctus, deínde gládio jugulátus, martyrii corónam accépit. At Caesarea in Palestine, in the persecution of Diocletian, the martyr St. Adrian. He was first exposed to a lion for the faith of Christ, and then slain with the sword by order of the governor Firmilian, and thus received the crown of martyrdom.
Eódem die pássio sanctórum Eusébii Palatíni, et aliórum novem Mártyrum. The same day, the passion of the holy martyrs Eusebius Palatinus and nine others.
Cæsaréæ, in Palæstína, sancti Theóphili Epíscopi, qui sub Sevéro Príncipe, sapiéntia et vitæ integritáte conspícuus, emícuit. At Caesarea in Palestine, in the time of Emperor Severus, St. Theophilus, bishop, who was conspicuous for his wisdom and the purity of his life.

Ad ripam Jordánis, item in Palæstína, sancti Gerásimi, Anachorétæ et Abbátis; qui témpore Zenónis Imperatóris flóruit. Also in Palestine, on the banks of the Jordan, the anchoret St. Gerasimus, who lived in the time of Emperor Zeno.

Neápoli, in Campánia, deposítio sancti Joánnis-Joséphi a Cruce, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum et Confessóris, qui, sanctórum Ordini Seráphico insígne decus áddidit, atque a Gregório Papa Décimo sexto in Sanctórum cánonem est relátus. At Naples, in Campania, the death of St. John Joseph of the Cross, priest of the Order of Friars Minor, and confessor. By emulating the virtues of St. Francis of Assisi and of St. Peter Alcantara, he added great glory to the Seraphic Order. He was canonized by Pope Gregory XVI.

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.

March V.
SS. Adrian and Eubulus, of Palestine, Martyrs
St. Kiaran, or Kenerin, Bishop and Confessor
St. Roger, Confessor

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