Sexto Idus Mártii. Luna.


Sexto Idus Mártii.  Luna. The Tenth Day of March. The Night of the Moon.

Sanctórum Quadragínta Mártyrum, quorum natális prídie hujus diéi recensétur. The forty holy martyrs whose birthday was commemorated yesterday.
Apaméæ, in Phrygia, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Caji et Alexándri, qui (ut scribit Apollináris, Hierapolitánus Epíscopus, in libro advérsus Cataphrygas hæréticos), in persecutióne Marci Antoníni et Lúcii Veri, glorióso martyrio coronáti sunt. At Apamea in Phrygia, during the persecution of Marcus Antoninus and Lucius Verus, the birthday of the holy martyrs Caius and Alexander. They were crowned with a glorious martyrdom, as is related by Apollinaris, bishop of Hierapolis, in his book against the Cataphrygian heretics. In Pérside pássio sanctórum quadragínta duórum Mártyrum. In Persia, the passion of forty-two holy martyrs. Corínthi sanctórum Mártyrum Codráti, Dionysii, Cypriáni, Anécti, Pauli et Crescéntis, qui, in persecutióne Décii et Valeriáni, sub Jásone Prǽside, gládio cæsi sunt. At Corinth, the holy martyrs Codratus, Denis, Cyprian, Anectus, Paul, and Crescens, who were slain with the sword in the persecution of Decius and Valerian, under Jason, the governor. In Africa sancti Victóris Mártyris, in cujus solemnitáte sanctus Augustínus ad pópulum de ipso tractátum hábuit. In Africa, St. Victor, martyr, on whose feast day St. Augustine delivered a sermon to his people. Romæ sancti Simplícii, Papæ et Confessóris. At Rome, St. Simplicius, pope and confessor. Hierosólymis sancti Macárii, Epíscopi et Confessóris; cujus hortátu loca sancta a Constantíno Magno et beáta Hélena, ejus matre, expurgáta sunt et sacris Basílicis illustráta. At Jerusalem, St. Macarius, bishop and confessor, at whose exhortation the holy places were purged by Constantine the Great and St. Helen, his mother, and beautified by sacred basilicas. Lutétiæ Parisiórum deposítio sancti Droctovéi Abbátis, qui fuit discípulus beáti Germáni Epíscopi. At Paris, the death of Abbot St. Droctoveus, who was a disciple of the saintly Bishop Germanus. In monastério Bobiénsi sancti Attalæ Abbátis, miráculis clari. In the monastery of Bobbio, St. Attala, abbot, renowned for his miracles.

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:

March X.
SS. The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste
St. Droctovæus, Abbot
St. Mackessoge, or Kessoge, Confessor

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