Quartodécimo Kaléndas Aprilis. Luna.


Quartodécimo Kaléndas Aprilis.  Luna. The Nineteenth Day of March. The Night of the Moon.

In Judæa natális sancti Joseph, Sponsi beatíssimæ Vírginis Maríæ, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ universális Patróni; quem Pius Nonus, Póntifex Máximus, votis et précibus ánnuens totíus cathólici Orbis, universális Ecclésiæ Patrónum declarávit. In Judea, the birthday of St. Joseph, spouse of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Confessor and Patron of the Universal Church. Pope Pius IX, yielding to the desires and prayers of the whole Catholic world, declared him Patron of the Universal Church. Surrénti sanctórum Mártyrum Quincti, Quinctíllæ, Quartíllæ et Marci, cum áliis novem. At Sorrento, the holy martyrs Quinctus, Quinctilla, Quartilla, Mark, and nine others. Nicomedíæ sancti Panchárii Románi, qui, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, in hujus grátiam Christum pro diis inánibus ejurávit, sed, matre ac soróre instántibus, ad veram fidem mox redívit, et ob immótam in ea constántiam, nervis cæsus, et cápite truncátus, martyrii corónam accépit. At Nicomedia, St. Pancharius, a Roman, who apostatized for the sake of Emperor Diocletian, but by the persuasion of his mother and sister immediately returned to the true faith. Because of his subsequent constancy in it, he was beaten with clubs and beheaded, obtaining thus the crown of martyrdom. Eódem die sanctórum Apollónii et Leóntii Episcopórum. The same day, the holy Bishops Apollonius and Leontius. Gandávi, in Flándria, sanctórum Landoáldi, Presbyteri Románi, et Amántii Diáconi; qui, a sancto Martíno Papa ad prædicándum Evangélium missi, ambo apostólicum sibi commíssum opus fidéliter implevérunt, ac multis post óbitum sunt illustráti miráculis. At Ghent in Flanders, Saints Landoald, a Roman priest, and the deacon Amantius, who were sent to preach the Gospel by Pope St. Martin. They faithfully fulfilled this apostolic appointment, and after their deaths became renowned for their miracles. Apud Pinnénsem civitátem natális beáti Joánnis, magnæ sanctitátis viri; qui de Syria ad Itáliam venit, atque ibi, constrúcto monastério, multórum servórum Dei per quátuor et quadragínta annos Pater éxstitit, et, clarus virtútibus, in pace quiévit. In the city of Pinna, the birthday of blessed John, a man of great sanctity, who came from Syria into Italy, and there founded a monastery. After being the spiritual guide for many of God’s servants for forty-four years, he rested in peace.

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 XIX.
St. Joseph
St. Alcmund, Martyr

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