Séptimo Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna


Séptimo Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna. The Twenty-Sixth Day of March. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ, via Lavicána, sancti Cástuli Mártyris, qui, cum esset zetárius Palátii et hospes Sanctórum, a persecutóribus tértio appénsus, tértio audítus, et, in confessióne Dómini persevérans, missus est in fóveam, ac, dimíssa super eum massa arenária, martyrio coronátus est. At Rome, on the Via Lavicana, St. Castulus, martyr, chamberlain in the palace of the emperor. For harbouring Christians, he was three times suspended by the hands, three times cited before the tribunals. As he persevered in the confession of the Lord, he was thrown into a pit, covered with a mass of sand, and thus obtained the crown of martyrdom.
Item Romæ corónæ sanctórum Mártyrum Petri, Marciáni, Jovíni, Theclæ, Cassiáni et aliórum. Also at Rome, the crowning of the holy martyrs Peter, Marcian, Jovinus, Thecla, Cassian, and others.
Pentápoli, in Libya, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Theodóri Epíscopi, Irenǽi Diáconi, Serapiónis et Ammónii Lectórum. At Pentopolis in Libya, the birthday of the holy martyrs Theodore, bishop, the deacon Irenæus, and the lectors Serapion and Ammonius.
Sírmii sanctórum Mártyrum Montáni Presbyteri, et Máximæ, qui, ob Christi fidem, in flumen demérsi sunt. At Sirmium, the holy martyrs Montanus, priest, and Maxima, who were drowned in a river for the faith of Christ.
Item sanctórum Mártyrum Quadráti, Theodósii, Emmanuélis et aliórum quadragínta. Likewise, the holy martyrs Quadratus, Theodosius, Emmanuel, and forty others.
Alexandríæ sanctórum Mártyrum Eutychii et aliórum; qui, Constántii témpore, sub Ariáno Epíscopo Geórgio, pro fide cathólica gládio cæsi sunt. At Alexandria, the holy martyrs Eutychius and others, who died by the sword for the Catholic faith, in the time of Constantine, under the Arian bishop George.

Eódem die sancti Ludgéri, Epíscopi Monasteriénsis, qui Saxónibus Evangélium prædicávit. The same day, St. Ludger, bishop of Munster, who preached the Gospel to the Saxons.

Cæsaraugústæ, in Hispánia, sancti Bráulii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Saragossa in Spain, St. Braulio, bishop and confessor.
Tréviris sancti Felícis Epíscopi. At Treves, St. Felix, bishop.

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.

March XXVI.
St. Ludger, Bishop of Munster, Apostle of Saxony
St. Braulio, Bishop of Saragossa, Confessor

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