Quarto Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna


Quarto Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Twenty-Ninth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.

Decollátio sancti Joánnis Baptístæ, quem Heródes circa festum Paschæ decollári præcépit.  Ipsíus tamen memória solémniter hac die cólitur, qua venerándum ejus caput secúndo invéntum fuit; quod, póstea Romam translátum, in Ecclésia sancti Silvéstri, ad Campum Mártium, summa pópuli devotióne asservátur.
The beheading of St. John Baptist, who was put to death by Herod about the feast of Easter.  However, his solemn commemoration takes place today, when his venerable head was found for the second time.  It was afterwards solemnly carried to Rome, where it is kept in the church of St. Sylvester, near the Campus Martius, and honoured by the people with the greatest devotion.

Romæ, in monte Aventíno, natális sanctæ Sabínæ Mártyris, quæ sub Hadriáno Imperatóre, gládio percússa, martyrii palmam adépta est.
At Rome, on Mount Aventine, the birthday of St. Sabina, martyr.  Under Emperor Hadrian, she was struck with the sword, and thus obtained the palm of martyrdom.
Veliniáni, in confínibus Apúliæ, pássio sanctórum Vitális, Satóris, et Repósiti; qui, sanctórum Bonifátii et Theclæ fílii, a Valeriáno Júdice, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre, capitálem senténtiam pertulérunt.  Eórum tamen ac ceterórum ex duódecim frátribus memória Kaléndis Septémbris recólitur.
At Valiniano in Apulia, the passion of Saints Vitalis, Sator, and Repositus.  They were the sons of Saints Boniface and Thecla, and were condemned to death by the judge Valerian in the reign of Emperor Maximian.  Their feast along with that of the other Twelve Holy Brethren is observed on the first of September.

Romæ sanctæ Cándidæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; cujus corpus beátus Paschális Primus Papa in Ecclésiam sanctæ Praxédis tránstulit.
At Rome, St. Candida, virgin and martyr, whose body was transferred to the Church of St. Praxedes by Pope Paschal I.

Constantinópoli sanctórum Mártyrum Hypátii, Asiáni Epíscopi, et Andréæ Presbyteri; qui ambo, ob cultum sanctárum Imáginum, sub Leóne Isáurico, barba pice íllita atque incénsa, et cute cápitis extrácta, juguláti sunt.
At Constantinople, the holy martyrs Hypatius, an Asiatic bishop, and Andrew, a priest, who for the veneration of holy images, under Leo the Isaurian had their beards besmirched with pitch and set on fire, the skin of the heads torn off, and were beheaded.
Antiochíæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Nicǽæ et Pauli.
At Antioch, the birthday of the holy martyrs Nicaeas and Paul.

Metis, in Gállia, sancti Adélphi, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Metz in France, St. Adelphus, bishop and confessor.

Lutétiæ Parisiórum deposítio sancti Mederíci Presbyteri.
At Paris, the death of St. Merry, priest.

Perúsiæ sancti Euthymii Románi, qui, cum uxóre et Crescéntio fílio persecutiónem Diocletiáni fúgiens, ad eam urbem secéssit, et ibi póstmodum quiévit in Dómino.
At Perugia, St. Euthymius, a Roman, who fled from the persecution of Diocletian with this wife and his son Crescentius, and there rested in the Lord.

In Anglia sancti Sebbi Regis.
In England, St. Sebbe, king.

Apud Sírmium natális sanctæ Basíllæ Vírginis.
At Smyrna, the birthday of St. Basilla, virgin.

In pago Tricassíno sanctæ Sabínæ Vírginis, virtútibus et miráculis gloriósæ.
In the vicinity of Troyes, St. Sabina, a virgin, celebrated for virtues 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.

August XXIX.
The Decollation of St. John the Baptist
St. Sabina, Martyr
St. Sebbi, or Sebba, King and Confessor
St. Merri, or Medericus, Abbot

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