Quintodécimo Kaléndas Aprilis. Luna.


Quintodécimo Kaléndas Aprilis. Luna. The Eighteenth Day of March. The Night of the Moon. 

Hierosólymis sancti Cyrílli Epíscopi, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris; qui, ab Ariánis multas pro fidei causa perpéssus injúrias et ex Ecclésia sua sæpe depúlsus, tandem, sanctitátis glória clarus, in pace quiévit. Ipsíus porro intemerátam fidem prima Constantinopolitána Synodus œcuménica, sancto Dámaso Papæ scribens, præcláro testimónio commendávit. At Jerusalem, St. Cyril, bishop, who suffered many injuries from the Arians for the faith. Often exiled from his church, he at length rested in peace with a great reputation for sanctity. A magnificent testimony of the purity of his faith is given by the first ecumenical Council of Constantinople in a letter to Pope Damasus.
Cæsaréæ, in Palæstína, natális beáti Alexándri Epíscopi, qui de Cappadócia, ex própria civitáte, ubi erat Epíscopus, sanctórum locórum desidério Hierosólymam pétiit; atque ibi, cum a Narcísso, ejúsdem urbis Epíscopo, jam sene, illa regerétur Ecclésia, ipsíus gubernácula, divína edóctus revelatióne, suscépit. Póstmodum vero, in persecutióne Décii, cum jam longævæ ætátis veneránda canítie præfúlgeret, ductus est Cæsaréam, et clausus in cárcere, ob confessiónem Christi, martyrium complévit. At Caesarea in Palestine, the birthday of the blessed Bishop Alexander, who, from his own city in Cappadocia, where he was bishop, coming to Jerusalem to visit the holy places, took upon himself, by divine revelation, the government of that church in place of the aged Narcissus. Sometime afterwards, when he had become venerable by his age and gray hair, he was led to Caesarea and shut up in prison, where he completed his martyrdom for the confession of Christ during the persecution of Decius.

Augústæ sancti Narcíssi Epíscopi, qui primus in Rhǽtia Evangélium prædicávit; deínde in Hispániam profectus est, et, cum Gerúndæ multos ad Christi fidem convertísset, ibídem, in persecutióne Diocletiáni Imperatóris, una cum Felíce Diácono, martyrii palmam accépit. At Augsburg, St. Narcissus, bishop, who was the first to preach the Gospel in the Tyrol. Afterwards, setting out for Spain, he converted many to the faith of Christ at Gerona, and there, along with the deacon Felix, he received the palm of martyrdom during the persecution of Diocletian.
Nicomedíæ sanctórum decem míllium Mártyrum, qui, pro Christi confessióne, gládio percússi sunt. At Nicomedia, ten thousand holy martyrs, who were put to the sword for the confession of Christ.
Ibídem sanctórum Mártyrum Tróphimi et Eucárpii. In the same place, the holy martyrs Trophimus and Eucarpius.

In Británnia sancti Eduárdi Regis, qui, dolis novércæ necátus, multis miráculis cláruit. In England, St. Edward, king, who was assassinated by order of his treacherous stepmother, and became celebrated for many miracles.
Lucæ, in Túscia, natális sancti Frigdiáni Epíscopi, virtúte miraculórum illústris. At Lucca in Tuscany, the birthday of the holy bishop Fridian, who was illustrious by the power of working miracles.

Mántuæ sancti Ansélmi, Epíscopi Lucénsis et Confessóris. At Mantua, St. Anselm, bishop and confessor.

Cárali, in Sardínia, sancti Salvatóris ab Horta Confessóris, ex Ordine Fratrum Minórum, qui virtútibus et singulári miraculórum dono cláruit, et a Pio Papa Undécimo inter sanctos Cǽlites adnumerátus est. At Cagliari in Sardinia, St. Salvatore of Orte, confessor, a member of the Order of Friars Minor, who was numbered among the heavenly saints by Pope Pius XI, because he was graced with every virtue and had been given by God the gift of performing outstanding 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.

March XVIII.
St. Alexander, Bishop of Jerusalem, Martyr
St. Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem, Confessor
Appendix on the Writings of St. Cyril of Jerusalem
St. Edward, King and Martyr
St. Anselm, Bishop of Lucca, Confessor
St. Fridian, Erigdian, or Frigdian, Bishop of Lucca, Confessor

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