Octávo Kaléndas Maji. Luna. The Twenty-Fourth Day of April. The Night of the Moon.
Sevísii, in Rhǽtia, sancti Fidélis a Sigmarínga, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum Capuccinórum et Mártyris; qui, illuc ad prædicándam cathólicam fidem missus, ibídem, ab hæréticis interémptus, martyrium consummávit; et a Benedícto Décimo quarto, Pontifice Máximo, inter sanctos Mártyres relátus est. At Gruch in Switzerland, St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr, of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. He was sent there to preach the Catholic faith, but was put to death by the heretics. He was numbered among the holy martyrs by the Sovereign Pontiff, Benedict XIV.
Romæ sancti Sabæ, ductóris mílitum, qui, accusátus quod Christiános in cárcere deténtos visitáret, coram Júdice Christum líbere conféssus est. Hinc ab eódem Júdice fácibus adústus et in lebétem picis fervéntis est immíssus, et, cum inde evasísset illæsus, eo miráculo septuagínta viros ad Christum convértit; qui omnes, constánter in confessióne fídei permanéntes, gládio cæsi sunt. Postrémo et ipse, demérsus in flumen, martyrium consummávit. At Rome, St. Sabas, a military officer, who bravely confessed Christ before the judge when he was accused of visiting the Christians kept in prison. For this he was burned with torches and thrown into a cauldron of boiling pitch, out of which he came uninjured. Seventy men were converted to Christ at the sight of this miracle, and as they all remained unshaken in the confession of the faith, they were put to the sword. Sabas, however, completed his martyrdom by being cast into the river.
Lugdúni, in Gállia, natális sancti Alexándri Mártyris, qui, in persecutióne Antoníni Veri, post cárceris custódiam, primo ita laniátus est crudelitáte verberántium, ut, crate solúta costárum, patefáctis viscéribus, interióra córporis panderéntur; deínde, crucis affixus patíbulo, beátum spíritum exanimátus emísit. Passi sunt cum ipso et álii, número trigínta quátuor, quorum memória áliis diébus ágitur. At Lyons in France, during the persecution of Antoninus Verus, the birthday of St. Alexander, martyr. After being imprisoned, he was so lacerated by the cruelty of those who scourged him, that his ribs and the interior of his body were exposed to view. Then he was fastened to the gibbet of the cross, on which he yielded up his blessed soul. Thirty-four others who suffered with him are commemorated on other days.
Nicomedíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Eusébii, Neónis, Leóntii, Longíni et aliórum quátuor; qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, post diros cruciátus, gládio percússi sunt. At Nicomedia, during the persecution of Diocletian, the holy martyrs Eusebius, Neon, Leontius, Longinus, and four others, all of whom were slain with the sword after enduring great torments.
In Anglia deposítio sancti Mellíti Epíscopi, qui, a sancto Gregório Papa in Angliam missus, orientáles Saxónes et ipsórum Regem ad fidem convértit. In England, the death of St. Mellitus, bishop. He was sent there by St. Gregory, and he converted to the faith the East Saxons and their king.
Illíberi, in Hispánia, sancti Gregórii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Elvira, in Spain, St. Gregory, bishop and confessor.
Bríxiæ sancti Honórii Epíscopi. At Brescia, St. Honorius, bishop.
In Ióna, Scótiæ ínsula, sancti Egbérti, Presbyteri et Mónachi, admirándæ humilitátis et continéntiæ viri. In Iona, an island of Scotland, St. Egbert, priest and monk, a man of admirable humility and continency.
Rhemis, in Gállia, sanctárum Vírginum Bovæ et Dodæ. At Rheims in France, the holy virgins Bova and Doda.
Andégavi, in Gállia, sanctæ Maríæ a sancta Euphrásia Pelletier, Vírginis, Institúti Sorórum a Bono Pastóre Fundatrícis, quam Pius Duodécimus, Póntifex Máximus, in Sanctárum númerum rétulit. At Angers in France, St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, virgin and foundress of the Institute of the Good Shepherd Sisters, whom Pius XII, Sovereign Pontiff, enrolled among the number of the saints.
Medioláni Convérsio sancti Augustíni Epíscopi, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris; quem beátum Ambrósius Epíscopus veritátem fídei cathólicæ dócuit, et hac die baptizávit. At Milan, the Conversion of St. Augustine, bishop, confessor, and doctor of the Church, whom the bishop St. Ambrose had instructed in the truth of the Catholic faith, and baptized on this day.
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. Fidelis of Sigmarengen, Martyr|
|St. Mellitus, Archbishop of Canterbury, Confessor|
|SS. Bona, or Beuve, and Doda, Virgins and Abbesses|
|B. Robert, Abbot|