Octávo Idus Aprílis. Luna


Octávo Idus Aprílis. Luna. The Sixth Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Medioláni pássio sancti Petri, ex Ordine Prædicatórum, Mártyris, qui ab hæréticis, ob fidem cathólicam, interémptus est. Ipsíus tamen festívitas recólitur tértio Kaléndas Maji. At Milan, the passion of St. Peter, a martyr belonging to the Order of Preachers, who was slain by the heretics for his Catholic faith. His feast, however, is kept on the 29th of April.

Velehrádii, in Morávia, natális sancti Methódii, Epíscopi et Confessóris, qui, una cum sancto Cyríllo, item Epíscopo et fratre suo, cujus natális sextodécimo Kaléndas Mártii recensétur, multas Slávicas gentes earúmque Reges ad fidem Christi perdúxit. Horum autem Sanctórum festum Nonis Júlii celebrátur. In Moravia, the birthday of St. Methodius, bishop and confessor. Together with his brother, the bishop St. Cyril, whose birthday was the 14th of February, he converted many of the Slav races and their rulers to the faith of Christ. Their feast is celebrated on the 7th day of July.
In Macedónia sanctórum Mártyrum Timóthei et Diógenis. In Macedonia, the holy martyrs Timothy and Diogenes.
In Pérside sanctórum centum vigínti Mártyrum. In Persia, one hundred and twenty holy martyrs.
Ascalóne, in Palæstína, pássio sanctórum Platónidis et aliórum duórum Mártyrum. At Ascalon in Palestine, the passion of St. Platonides and two other martyrs.
Carthágine sancti Marcellíni Mártyris, qui, ob cathólicæ fidei defensiónem, ab hæréticis occísus est. At Carthage, St. Marcellin, who was slain by the heretics for defending the Catholic faith.
In Dánia sancti Guliélmi Abbátis, vita et miráculis clari. In Denmark, St. William, an abbot renowned for his saintly life and 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 VI.
St. Sixtus, or Xistus I., Pope and Martyr
A Hundred and Twenty Martyrs of Hadiab, or Hadiabena, in Persia
St. Celestine, Pope and Confessor
St. William, Abbot of Eskille, Confessor
St. Prudentius, Bishop of Troyes, Confessor
St. Celsus, Bishop in Ireland

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