Undécimo Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna.


Undécimo Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna. The Twenty-Second Day of March. The Night of the Moon. 

Narbóne, in Gállia, natális sancti Pauli Epíscopi, Apostolórum discípuli, quem tradunt fuísse Sérgium Paulum Procónsulem. Hic, a beáto Apóstolo Paulo baptizátus, et ab eo, cum in Hispániam pérgeret, apud Narbónem relíctus, ibídem Episcopáli dignitáte donátus est; ibíque, prædicatiónis offício non ségniter expléto, clarus miráculis migrávit in cælum. At Narbonne in France, the birthday of the bishop St. Paul, a disciple of the apostles. He is said to have been the proconsul Sergius Paulus, who was baptized by the blessed apostle Paul, and left at Narbonne, where he was raised to the episcopal dignity when the apostle went to Spain. Having zealously discharged the office of preaching and having performed miracles, he departed to heaven.
Tarracínæ, in Campánia, sancti Epaphrodíti, Apostolórum discípuli, qui a beáto Petro Apóstolo Epíscopus illíus civitátis ordinátus fuit. At Terracina, St. Epaphroditus, a disciple of the apostles, who was consecrated bishop of that city by the blessed apostle Peter.
Ancyræ, in Galátia, sancti Basilíi, Presbyteri et Mártyris, qui sub Juliáno Apóstata, gravíssimis cruciátibus afféctus, ánimam Deo réddidit. At Ancyra, under Julian the Apostate, St. Basil, priest and martyr, who gave up his soul to God after having endured grievous torments.
Carthágine sancti Octaviáni Archidiáconi, et multórum míllium Mártyrum, qui, ob fidem cathólicam, a Wándalis cæsi sunt. At Carthage, the archdeacon St. Octavian, and many thousands of martyrs, who were slain by the Vandals for the Catholic faith.
In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Saturníni et aliórum novem. In Africa, the holy martyrs Saturninus and nine others.
In Galátia natális sanctárum Mártyrum Callinícæ et Basilíssæ. In Galatia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Callinica and Basilissa.

Romæ sancti Zacharíæ Papæ, qui Dei Ecclésiam summa vigilántia gubernávit, et clarus méritis quiévit in pace. At Rome, the birthday of Pope St. Zachary, who governed the Church of God with vigilance, and at last, renowned for miracles, rested in peace.
Carthágine sancti Deográtias, Epíscopi Carthaginénsis, qui plúrimos, a Wándalis captívos ex Urbe ductos, redémit, aliísque sanctis opéribus célebris quiévit in Dómino. At Carthage, St. Deogratias, bishop of Carthage, who ransomed many captives taken from that city by the Vandals, and who performed many other good works, after which he went to rest in the Lord.

Auximi, in Picéno, sancti Benvenúti Epíscopi. At Osimo, in Piceno, the bishop St. Benvenuto.

Romæ sanctæ Leæ Víduæ, cujus virtútes et tránsitum ad Deum sanctus Hierónymus scribit. At Rome, the widow St. Lea, whose virtues and happy death are related by St. Jerome.

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 XXII.
St. Basil of Ancyra, Priest and Martyr
St. Paul, Bishop of Narbonne, Confessor
St. Lea, Widow
St. Deogratias, Bishop of Carthage, Confessor
St. Catharine of Sweden, Virgin

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