Quintodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris


Quintodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Eighteenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Prænéste natális sancti Agapíti Mártyris, qui, cum esset annórum quíndecim et amóre Christi fervéret, jussu Aureliáni Imperatóris tentus est, ac primo nervis crudis diutíssime cæsus, deínde, sub Antíocho Præfécto, gravióra supplícia passus; exínde, cum ex Imperatóris præcépto leónibus objicerétur et mínime læsus esset, gládio ministrórum coronándus percútitur. At Palestrina, the birthday of the holy martyr Agapitus. Although only fifteen years of age, because he was fervent in the love of Christ, he was arrested by order of Emperor Aurelian, and scourged for a long time. Afterwards, under the prefect Antiochus, he endured more severe torments, and being delivered to the lions by the emperor’s order without receiving any injury, he was finally struck with the sword, and thus merited his crown.

Romæ beatórum Joánnis et Crispi Presbyterórum, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, multa Sanctórum córpora officiosíssime sepeliérunt, quorum méritis et ipsi póstmodum sociáti, gáudia vitæ ætérnæ sibi comparárunt. At Rome, during the persecution of Diocletian, the blessed John and Crispus, priests, who charitably buried the bodies of many saints; afterwards becoming partakers of their merits, they deserved the joys of eternal life.

Item Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Hermæ, Serapiónis et Polyæni, qui, per angústa, saxósa et áspera loca raptáti, ánimas Deo reddidérunt. In the same city, the holy martyrs Hermas, Serapion, and Polyaenus. Being dragged through narrow, stony, and rough places, they yielded up their souls to God.

In Illyrico sanctórum Mártyrum Flori et Lauri, artis lapicidínæ, qui, sub Licióne Præside, martyrio consúmptis eórum magístris Próculo et Máximo, ambo, post multa torménta, in profúndum púteum sunt demérsi. In Illyria, the holy martyrs Florus and Laurus, stonecutters, who, after the martyrdom of Proculus and Maximus, their employers, were subjected to many torments under the governor Licion, and plunged into a deep well.

Myræ, in Lycia, sanctórum Mártyrum Leónis et Juliánæ. At Myra in Lycia, the holy martyrs Leo and Juliana.

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

Romæ, via Lavicána, sanctæ Hélenæ, matris Constantíni Magni, piíssimi Imperatóris, qui primus egrégium Ecclésiæ tuéndæ atque amplificándæ exémplum céteris Princípibus præbuit. At Rome, on the Via Lavicana, St. Helena, mother of the religious emperor Constantine the Great, who was the first to set the example to other princes of protecting and extending the Church.

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 XVIII.
St. Helen, Empress
St. Agapetus, Martyr
St. Clare of Monte Falco, Virgin

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