Séptimo Idus Aprílis. Luna


Séptimo Idus Aprílis. Luna. The Seventh Day of April. The Night of the Moon.

Rotómagi natális sancti Joánnis Baptístæ de La Salle, Presbyteri et Confessóris, qui, in erudiénda adolescéntia præsértim páupere excéllens, et de religióne civilíque societáte præcláre méritus, Fratrum Scholárum Christianárum Sodalitátem instítuit. Eum Pius Duodécimus, Póntifex Máximus, ómnium Magistrórum púeris adolescentibúsque instituéndis præcípuum apud Deum cæléstem Patrónum constítuit. Ipsíus tamen festum Idibus Maji celebrátur. At Rouen, the birthday of St. John Baptist de la Salle, priest and confessor. He was prominent in the education of youth, especially those who were poor, for which he was acclaimed both by religious and civil society. He was the founder of the Society of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Pius XII, Supreme Pontiff, declared him patron of all those who teach children and young people. His feast is celebrated on the 15th of May. In Africa item natális sanctórum Mártyrum Epiphánii Epíscopi, Donáti, Rufíni et aliórum trédecim. In Africa, the birthday of the holy martyrs Epiphanius bishop, Donatus, Rufinus and thirteen others. Alexandríæ sancti Peléusii, Presbyteri, et Mártyris. At Alexandria, St. Peleusius, priest and martyr. Synópe, in Ponto, sanctórum ducentórum Mártyrum. At Sinope, in Pontus, two hundred holy martyrs. In Cilícia sancti Calliópii Mártyris, qui, sub Maximiáno Præfécto, post ália torménta, cápite in terram verso cruci affíxus, nóbili coróna martyrii decorátus est. In Cilicia, under the prefect Maximus, St. Calliopius, martyr. After undergoing other torments, he was fastened to a cross with his head downward, and thus gained the noble crown of martyrdom. Nicomedíæ sancti Cyríaci et aliórum decem Mártyrum. At Nicomedia, St. Cyriacus and ten other martyrs. Verónæ sancti Saturníni, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Verona, St. Saturninus, bishop and confessor. Romæ sancti Hegesíppi, qui vicínus Apostolórum tempóribus, Romam venit ad Anicétum Pontíficem, ibíque mansit usque ad Eleuthérium, et Ecclesiasticórum Actuum a passióne Dómini usque ad suam ætátem sermóne símplici téxuit históriam; ut, quorum vitam sectabátur, dicéndi quoque exprímeret charactére. At Rome, St. Hegesippus, who lived close to the time of the apostles. He came to Rome while Anicetus was pope, and remained until the time of Eleutherius. He wrote a history of the Church, from the Passion of our Lord to his own time, in a simple style, to make clear the character of those whose life he imitated. In Syria sancti Aphraátis Anachorétæ, qui, Valéntis témpore, cathólicam fidem virtúte miraculórum advérsus Ariános deféndit. In Syria, in the time of Valens, St. Aphraates, an anchoret, who defended the Catholic faith against the Arians by the power of 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:

April VII.
St. Aphraates, Anchoret
St. Hegesippus
St. Albert, Recluse
B. Herman Joseph, Confessor
St. Finan of Keann-Ethich, in Ireland

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