Octávo Kaléndas Septémbris


Octávo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Twenty-Fifth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Apud Cartháginem sancti Ludovíci Noni, Regis Francórum et Confessóris, vitæ sanctitáte ac miraculórum glória præclári; cujus ossa póstmodum Lutétiam Parisiórum sunt reláta. At Carthage, St. Louis IX, king of France and confessor, illustrious for holiness of life and glorious miracles. His bones were later translated to Paris.

Romæ natális sancti Joséphi Calasánctii, Presbyteri et Confessóris, vitæ innocéntia et miráculis illústris; qui, ad erudiéndam pietáte ac lítteris juventútem, Ordinem Clericórum Regulárium Páuperum Matris Dei Scholárum Piárum fundávit. Eum Pius Duodécimus, Póntifex Máximus, ómnium Scholárum populárium christianárum ubíque exsisténtium cæléstem apud Deum Patrónum constítuit. Ipsíus tamen festívitas sexto Kaléndas Septémbris recólitur. At Rome, the birthday of St. Joseph Calasanctius, priest and confessor, noteworthy for his holy life and miracles. He founded the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Christian Schools. The Sovereign Pontiff, Pius XII, named him as heavenly patron of all Christian schoolchildren. His feast is on the 27th of August.

Item Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Eusébii, Pontiáni, Vincéntii et Peregríni; qui, sub Cómmodo Imperatóre, primum in equúleo leváti, nervis quoque disténti, ac deínde fústibus cæsi sunt, flammis circa eórum látera appósitis; et, cum in laude Christi fidelíssime permanérent, plumbátis usque ad emissiónem spíritus sunt mactáti. Also at Rome, in the time of Emperor Commodus, the holy martyrs Eusebius, Pontian, Vincent, and Peregrinus, who were first racked, distended by ropes, then beaten with rods and burned about their sides. As they continued faithfully to praise Christ, they were scourged with leaded whips until they expired.

Romæ prætérea natális beáti Nemésii Diáconi, et fíliæ Lucillæ Vírginis; qui, cum de fide Christi flecti nequáquam possent, decolláti sunt, jubénte Valeriáno Imperatóre. Ipsórum córpora, a beáto Stéphano Papa sepúlta, deínde a beáto Xysto Secúndo via Appia, prídie Kaléndas Novémbris, honéstius tumuláta, Gregórius Quintus in Diacóniam sanctæ Maríæ Novæ tránstulit, una cum sanctis Symphrónio, Olympio Tribúno, hujúsque uxóre Exsupéria et Theodúlo fílio; qui omnes, Symphrónii ópera convérsi et ab eódem sancto Stéphano baptizáti, martyrio coronáti fúerant. Eadem Sanctórum córpora, Gregório Décimo tértio Summo Pontífice, ibídem invénta, sub altári ejúsdem Ecclésiæ honorificéntius collocáta sunt sexto Idus Decémbris. In the same city of Rome, the birthday of blessed Nemesius, deacon, and his daughter, the virgin Lucilla. As they could not be prevailed upon to abandon the faith of Christ, they were beheaded by order of Emperor Valerian. Their bodies were buried by blessed Pope Stephen, and afterwards more decently entombed on the 31st of October, by blessed Sixtus on the Appian Way. Gregory V translated them into the sacristy of Santa Maria Nova, together with the Saints Symphronius, Olympius, a tribune, Exuperia, his wife, and Theodulus, his son, who, being all converted by the exertions of Symphonius, and baptized by the same St. Stephen, had been crowned with martyrdom. These holy bodies were found there during the pontificate of Gregory XIII, and placed more honourably beneath the altar of the same church, on the 8th of December.

Item Romæ sancti Genésii Mártyris, qui, primum sub Gentilitáte mimus, cum in theátro, spectánte Diocletiáno Imperatóre, Mystériis Christianórum illúderet, repénte, inspirátus a Deo, convérsus est ad fidem et baptizátus. Mox, Imperatóris jussu, fústibus crudelíssime cæsus, deínde suspénsus in equúleo, et ungulárum diutíssima laceratióne vexátus, lampádibus étiam adústus est; ac tandem, cum in fide Christi persísteret, dicens: « Non est Rex præter Christum, pro quo si míllies occídar, ipsum mihi de ore, ipsum mihi de corde auférre non potéritis », martyrii palmam obtruncatióne cápitis proméruit. Also at Rome, St. Genesius, martyr, who had embraced the profession of actor while he was a pagan. One day he was deriding the Christian mysteries in the theatre in the presence of Emperor Diocletian; but by the inspiration of God he was suddenly converted to the faith and baptized. By command of the emperor he was forthwith most cruelly beaten with rods, then racked, and a long time lacerated with iron hooks, and burned with torches. As he remained firm in the faith of Christ, even saying: “There is no king besides Christ. Should you kill me a thousand times, you shall not be able to take him from my lips or my heart.” He was then beheaded, and thus merited the palm of martyrdom.

Areláte, in Gállia, beáti item Genésii, qui, cum ímpia edícta, quibus Christiáni puníri jubebántur, exceptóris offício fungens, nollet excípere, et, projéctis in públicum tábulis, se Christiánum esse testarétur, comprehénsus et decollátus est, atque ita martyrii glóriam, próprio cruóre baptizátus, accépit. At Arles in France, another blessed Genesius, who, filling the office of notary, and refusing to record the impious edicts by which Christians were commanded to be punished, threw away his books publicly, and declared himself a Christian. He was seized and beheaded, and thus attained the glory of martyrdom through baptism in his own blood.

In Syria sancti Juliáni Mártyris. In Syria, St. Julian, martyr.

Tarracóne, in Hispánia, sancti Magíni Mártyris. At Tarragona in Spain, St. Maginus, martyr.

Itálicæ, in Hispánia, sancti Gerúntii Epíscopi, qui, Apostolórum témpore, Evangélium in ea província prædicávit, et, post multos labóres, in cárcere quiévit. At Italica in Spain, St. Gerontius, bishop, who preached the Gospel in that country in apostolic times, and after many labours died in prison.

Constantinópoli sancti Mennæ Epíscopi. At Constantinople, St. Mennas, bishop.

Trajécti sancti Gregórii Epíscopi. At Utrecht, St. Gregory, bishop.

Apud Montem Falíscum, in Etrúria, sancti Thomæ, Confessóris, qui Herfordiénsis Ecclésiæ, in Anglia, Epíscopus éxstitit. At Monte Falisco in Etruria, St. Thomas, bishop of the church of Hereford in England, and confessor.

Neápoli, in Campánia, sanctæ Patríciæ Vírginis. At Naples in Campania, St. Patricia, virgin.

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 XXIII.
St. Philip Beniti, Confessor
SS. Claudius, Asterius, Neon, Domnina, and Theonilla, Martyrs
St. Apollinaris Sidonius, Bishop of Clermont, Confessor
St. Theonas, Bishop of Alexandria, Confessor
St. Eugenius, Bishop in Ireland
St. Justinian, Hermit and Martyr

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