Prídie Nonas Mártii. Luna. The Sixth Day of March. The Night of the Moon.
Sanctárum Perpétuæ et Felicitátis Mártyrum, quæ sequénti die gloriósam martyrii corónam a Dómino recepérunt. Saints Perpetua and Felicity, who, on the day following this, received from the Lord the glorious crown of martyrdom.
Dertónæ sancti Marciáni, Epíscopi et Mártyris, qui sub Trajáno, pro Christi glória occísus, coronátur. At Tortona, St. Marcian, bishop and martyr, who was put to death for the sake of Christ by Trajan, and thereby received the crown of immortality.
Nicomedíæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Victóris et Victoríni, qui, per triénnium, cum Claudiáno et uxóre ejus Bassa, torméntis multis afflícti et retrúsi in cárcerem, ibídem vitæ suæ cursum implevérunt. At Nicomedia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Victor and Victorinus, who were, with Claudian and his wife Bassa, subjected to many torments for a period of three years, after which they were cast into prison, where they ended their pilgrimage of life.
In Cypro sancti Conónis Mártyris, qui sub Décio Imperatóre, clavis confíxus pedes et ante currum jussus cúrrere, in génua procúbuit, atque in oratióne réddidit spíritum. In Cyprus, in the time of Emperor Decius, St. Conon, martyr. He was compelled to run before a chariot, with his feet pierced with nails, and falling to his knees, he died in prayer.
In Syria pássio sanctórum quadragínta duórum Mártyrum, qui, in Amório comprehénsi et illuc perdúcti, ibi, egrégio perácto certámine, victóres palmam martyrii percepérunt. In Syria, the passion of forty-two holy martyrs, who were arrested in Amorium and taken to Syria, where they valiantly endured the test and received the crown of martyrdom.
Constantinópoli sancti Evágrii, qui, témpore Valéntis a Cathólicis eléctus Epíscopus, et ab eódem Imperatóre in exsílium missus, Conféssor migrávit ad Dóminum. At Constantinople, St. Evagrius, who was elected Catholic bishop in the reign of Valens, and being exiled by that emperor, later departed for heaven.
Bonóniæ sancti Basilíi Epíscopi, qui, a sancto Silvéstro Papa ordinátus, verbo et exémplo créditam sibi Ecclésiam sanctíssime gubernávit. At Bologna, St. Basil, bishop, who was ordained by Pope St. Sylvester, and who governed the church entrusted to his care with great holiness, both by word and example.
Barcinóne, in Hispánia, beáti Ollegárii, primum Canónici, et póstea Epíscopi Barcinonénsis, et Archiepíscopi Tarraconénsis. At Barcelona in Spain, blessed Ollegar, who was first a canon and afterwards bishop of Barcelona and archbishop of Tarragona.
Vitérbii beátæ Rosæ Vírginis, ex tértio Ordine sancti Francísci. At Viterbo, blessed Rose, a virgin of the Third Order of St. Francis.
Apud Gandávum, in Flándria, sanctæ Colétæ Vírginis, quæ, primum tértii Ordinis Franciscális régulam proféssa, deínde, divíno Spíritu affláta, quamplúra Moniálium secúndi ejúsdem Ordinis monastéria primævæ restítuit disciplínæ; atque, divínis exornáta virtútibus et innúmeris clara miráculis, a Pio Séptimo, Pontífice Máximo, in albo Sanctórum adscrípta est. At Ghent in Flanders, St. Colette, virgin, who at first professed the rule of the Third Order of St. Francis, and afterwards, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, restored the pristine discipline to a great number of monasteries of Nuns of the Second Order. Because she was graced with heavenly virtues, and performed innumerable miracles, she was inscribed on the roll of saints by Pope Pius VII.
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.
|St. Chrodegang, Bishop of Metz, Confessor|
|B. Colette, Virgin and Abbess|
|St. Fridolin, Abbot|
|St. Baldrede, Bishop of Glasgow, Confessor|
|SS. Kyneburge, Kyneswide, and Tibba|
|St. Cadroe, Confessor|
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