Nonis Februárii. Luna.


Nonis Februárii.  Luna. The Fifth Day of February. The Night of the Moon.

Cátanæ, in Sicília, natális sanctæ Agathæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ, tempóribus Décii Imperatóris, sub Quinctiáno Júdice, post álapas et cárcerem, post equúleum et torsiónes, post mamillárum abscissiónem, post volutatiónem in téstulis et carbónibus, tandem in cárcere, Deum precans, consummáta est. At Catana in Sicily, in the time of Emperor Decius and the judge Quinctian, the birthday of St. Agatha, virgin and martyr. After being buffeted, imprisoned, tortured, racked, dragged over pieces of earthenware and burning coals, and having her breasts cut away, she completed her sacrifice in prison while engaged in prayer. Nangasáchii, in Japónia, pássio vigínti sex Mártyrum, e quibus tres Sacerdótes atque unus Cléricus et duo Láici ad Ordinem Minórum, tres, et in eis unus quidem Cléricus, ad Societátem Jesu, ac septémdecim ad tértium sancti Francísci Ordinem revocántur. Hi omnes pro cathólica fide, in crucem acti et lanceárum íctibus perfóssi, inter divínas laudes ejusdémque fídei prædicatiónem, glorióse occubuérunt; et a Pio Nono, Pontífice Máximo, Sanctórum fastis adscrípti sunt. At Nagasaki in Japan, the passion of twenty-six martyrs. Three priests, one cleric, and two lay brothers were members of the Order of Friars Minor; one cleric was of the Society of Jesus, and seventeen belonged to the Third Order of St. Francis. All of them, placed upon crosses for the Catholic faith, and pierced with lances, gloriously died in praising God and preaching that same faith. Their names were added to the roll of saints by Pope Pius IX. In Ponto commemorátio plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum, in persecutióne Maximiáni; quorum álii plumbo liquénti perfúsi, álii acútis arundínibus in únguibus cruciáti, ac multis horréndis vexáti torméntis, iisdémque sæpius iterátis, palmas a Dómino et corónas illústri passióne meruérunt. In Pontus, during the persecution of Maximian, the commemoration of many holy martyrs, some of whom had molten lead poured on them, others had sharp reeds thrust under their nails, and were often horribly tormented in many other ways. Thus, by their glorious suffering, they deserved to receive at the hands of God palms of victory and their crowns. Alexandríæ sancti Isidóri, mílitis et Mártyris; qui, in persecutióne Décii, a Numeriáno, exércitus Duce, ob Christi fidem, cápite cæsus est. At Alexandria, during the persecution of Decius, St. Isidore, martyr, who was beheaded for the faith of Christ by Numerian, general of the army. Viénnæ beáti Avíti, Epíscopi et Confessóris; cujus fide, indústria atque admirábili doctrína ab Ariánæ hæresis infestatióne sunt Gálliæ defénsæ. At Vienne, blessed Avitus, bishop and confessor, whose faith, labours, and admirable learning protected France against the ravages of the Arian heresy. Sabióne, in Rhǽtia secúnda, sancti Ingenuíni Epíscopi, cujus vita miráculis éxstitit gloriósa. Sacrum vero ipsíus corpus Brixinónem póstea translátum fuit, ibíque honorífice asservátum. At Sabion in the Tyrol, St. Genuinus, bishop, whose illustrious life abounded in miracles. His revered body was afterwards taken to Brixen where a shrine was erected in his honour. Brixinóne sancti Albuíni Epíscopi, qui eam in civitátem e Sabióne Cáthedram Episcopálem tránstulit, et ibídem, virtútum signis émicans, migrávit ad Dóminum. At Brixen, St. Albinus, bishop, who moved the Episcopal See from Sabion to that city, and there, eminent by virtue of his miracles, passed to the Lord.

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:

February V.
St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
The Martyrs of Japan
Appendix on the Martyrs of China
SS. Martyrs of Pontus, under Dioclesian
St. Avitus, Archbishop of Vienne, Confessor
St. Alice, or Adelaide, Virgin and Abbess
St. Abraamius, Bishop of Arbela, Martyr

ORCCE Ordo: S. Agathae Virginis et Martyris ~ Semiduplex; Tempora: Feria IV infra Hebdomadam IV post Epiphaniam

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