Quarto Nonas Aprílis. Luna.


Quarto Nonas Aprílis. Luna. The Second Day of April.  The Night of the Moon.

Turónis, in Gállia, sancti Francísci de Paula Confessóris, qui Ordinis Minimórum Institútor éxstitit; atque, virtútibus et miráculis clarus, a Leóne Papa Décimo in Sanctórum númerum est adscríptus. At Tours in France, St. Francis of Paula, founder of the Order of Minims. Because he was renowned for virtues and miracles, he was inscribed among the saints by Pope Leo X. Cæsaréæ, in Palæstína, natális sancti Apphiáni Mártyris, qui, ante sanctum Ædésium Mártyrem, fratrem suum, in persecutióne Galérii Maximiáni, cum Prǽsidem Urbánum idólis immolántem arguísset, sæve dilaniátus est, et, pédibus lino in óleum intíncto eóque incénso obvolútis, acerbíssime cruciátus, ac demum in mare demérsus; atque ita, tránsiens per ignem et aquam, edúctus est in refrigérium. At Caesarea in Palestine, during the persecution of Galerius Maximian, the birthday of the martyr St. Amphian. He reproved the governor Urban for sacrificing to idols, so his body was cruelly cut in shreds, his feet wrapped in oil-soaked cloths, and set on fire. After these painful torments, he was cast into the sea. Thus through fire and water, he reached his everlasting repose. Ibídem pássio sanctæ Theodósiæ, Vírginis Tyriæ, quæ, in eádem persecutióne, cum sanctos Confessóres ante tribúnal stantes públice salutásset, atque rogásset eos, ut, cum ad Dóminum perveníssent, sui recordaréntur, a milítibus tenta et ad Urbánum Prǽsidem ducta est; eóque jubénte, latéribus et mammis ad interióra usque dilaniátis, in mare tandem projícitur. In the same city, the passion of St. Theodosia, a virgin of Tyre. In the same persecution, she publicly spoke to the holy confessors as they stood before the tribunal, and begged of them to remember her when they should be with God. She was arrested and led to the governor Urban, at whose order her sides and breasts were deeply lacerated, and she was thrown into the sea. Apud Língonas, in Gállia, sancti Urbáni Epíscopi. At Langres in France, Bishop St. Urban. Apud Comum sancti Abúndii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Como, St. Abundius, bishop and confessor. Cápuæ sancti Victóris Epíscopi, eruditióne et sanctitáte conspícui. At Capua, Bishop St. Victor, well known for his sanctity and learning. Lugdúni, in Gállia, sancti Nicétii, ejúsdem urbis Epíscopi, vita et miráculis clari. At Lyons in France, St. Nicetus, bishop of that city, renowned for his life and miracles. In Palæstína deposítio sanctæ Maríæ Ægyptíacæ, quæ peccátrix appellátur. In Palestine, the death of St. Mary of Egypt, called the Sinner.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins. R. Deo grátias. R. Thanks be to God.

Butler’s Lives of the Saints:


April II.
St. Francis of Paula, Founder of the Order of Minims, Confessor
St. Apian, Martyr
St. Theodosia, Virgin and Martyr
St. Nicetius, Archbishop of Lyons, Confessor
St. Ebba, Abbess, and Her Companions, Martyrs
B. Constantine II., King of Scotland, Martyr
St. Bronacha, or Bronanna, Virgin and Abbess in Ireland

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