Kaléndis Aprílis. Luna.


Kaléndis Aprílis. Luna. The First Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ pássio sanctæ Theodóræ, soróris illustríssimi Mártyris Hermétis, quæ, sub Hadriáno Imperatóre, ab Aureliáno Júdice affécta martyrio, sepúlta est juxta fratrem suum, via Salária, non longe ab Urbe. At Rome, the passion of St. Theodora, sister of the illustrious martyr Hermes. She underwent martyrdom in the time of Emperor Adrian, under the judge Aurelian, and was buried at the side of her brother, on the Salarian Way, a short distance from the city.
Eódem die sancti Venántii, Epíscopi et Mártyris. The same day, St. Venantius, bishop and martyr.
In Ægypto sanctórum Mártyrum Victóris et Stéphani. In Egypt, the holy martyrs Victor and Stephen.
In Arménia sanctórum Mártyrum Quinctiáni et Irenǽi. In Armenia, the holy martyrs Quinctian and Irenæus.

Constantinópoli sancti Macárii Confessóris, qui, sub Leóne Imperatóre, pro assertióne sanctárum Imáginum, in exsílio vitam finívit. At Constantinople, under Emperor Leo, St. Macarius, confessor, who ended his life in exile for defending the veneration of sacred images.
Ardpatrícii, in Momónia Hibérniæ província, sancti Celsi Epíscopi, qui beátum Malachíam in Episcopátu præcéssit. At Ard-Patrick in Munster, a province of Ireland, Bishop St. Celsus, who preceded blessed Malachy in that bishopric.

Gratianópoli, in Gállia, sancti Hugónis Epíscopi, qui multis annis in solitúdine vitam exégit, et miraculórum glória clarus migrávit ad Dóminum. At Grenoble in France, Bishop St. Hugh, who spent many years of his life in solitude, and departed for heaven with a great reputation for miracles.

Apud Ambiánum, in Gállia, sancti Waleríci Abbátis, cujus sepúlcrum crebris miráculis illustrátur. At Amiens in France, Abbot St. Valery, whose tomb is well known for its frequent 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.

April I.
St. Hugh, Bishop of Grenoble, Confessor
St. Melito, Bishop of Sardes in Lydia, Confessor
St. Gilbert, Bishop of Caithness, in Scotland

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