Décimo Kaléndas Novémbris


Décimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Twenty-Third Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Apud Villáckum, in Pannónia, natális sancti Joánnis de Capistráno, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum et Confessóris, vitæ sanctitáte ac fídei cathólicæ propagándæ zelo illústris; qui Taurunénsem arcem, validíssimo Turcárum exércitu profligáto, suis précibus et miráculis ab obsidióne liberávit. Ejus tamen festívitas quinto Kaléndas Aprílis recólitur. At Vilak in Hungary, the birthday of St. John Capistran, priest and confessor of the Order of Friars Minor, illustrious for the sanctity of his life and his zeal for the propagation of the Catholic faith. By his prayers and miracles, he routed a powerful army of Turks, and forced them to quit the siege of Tornau. His feastday, however, is celebrated on the 28th of March.

Antiochíæ item natális sancti Theodóri Presbyteri, qui, in persecutióne ímpii Juliáni comprehénsus, et, post equúlei pœnam et multos ac duríssimos cruciátus, lampádibus étiam circa látera appósitis adústus, tandem, cum in confessióne Christi persísteret, gládii occisióne martyrium consummávit. At Antioch, the birthday of the holy priest Theodore, who was arrested in the persecution of the impious Julian. After the torment of the rack and many severe tortures, including the burning of his sides with torches, he persisted in the confession of Christ, and so his martyrdom was completed by death with the sword.

Ad fundum Ursoniánum prope Gades, in Hispánia, sanctórum Mártyrum Servándi et Germáni, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Viatóre Vicário, post vérbera, squalórum cárceris, famis ac sitis injúriam, et longíssimi itíneris labórem, quem pertulérunt ferro onústi, novíssime martyrii sui cursum, cæsis cervícibus, implevérunt; ex quibus Germánus Eméritæ, Servándus autem Híspali cónditus est. At Osuma, near Cadiz in Spain, in the persecution of Diocletian, under the subgovernor Viator, the holy martyrs Servandus and Germanus. They were subjected to scourging, imprisonment in a foul dungeon, want of food and drink, and the fatigue of a long journey while loaded with fetters, and at length reached the end of their martyrdom by having their heads stricken off. Germanus was buried at Merida, and Servandus at Seville.

Constantinópoli sancti Ignátii Epíscopi, qui, cum Bardam Cæsarem ob repudiátam uxórem arguísset, ab eo multis injúriis afféctus est, et in exsílium pulsus; sed, a sancto Nicoláo, Románo Pontífice, restitútus, tandem in pace quiévit. At Constantinople, St. Ignatius, bishop, who rebuked Bardas Caesar for putting away his wife, for which he was subjected to many insults and driven into banishment. He was, however, restored to his See by the Roman Pontiff Nicholas, and there died in peace.

Burdígalæ sancti Severíni, Epíscopi Coloniénsis et Confessóris. At Bordeaux, St. Severin, bishop of Cologne and confessor.

Rotómagi sancti Románi Epíscopi. At Rouen, Bishop St. Romanus.

Apud Salérnum sancti Veri Epíscopi. At Salerno, Bishop St. Verus.

In território Ambianénsi sancti Domítii Presbyteri. In the district of Amiens, St. Domitius, a priest.

In pago Pictaviénsi sancti Benedícti Confessóris. In the country of Poitiers, St. Benedict, confessor.

Mántuæ beáti Joánnis Boni, ex Eremitárum sancti Augustíni Ordine, Confessóris; cujus præcláram vitam sanctus Antonínus conscrípsit. At Mantua, blessed John the Good, of the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine, whose celebrated life was written by St. Antoninus.

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.

October XXIII.
St. Theodoret, Priest and Martyr
St. Romanus, Archbishop of Rouen, Confessor
St. John Capistran, or, of Capistran, Confessor
St. Ignatius, Patriarch of Constantinople, Confessor
St. Severin, Archbishop of Cologn, Confessor
St. Severin, or Surin, Bishop

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