Quinto Idus Aprílis. Luna.


Quinto Idus Aprílis. Luna. The Ninth Day of April. The Night of the Moon.

In Judǽa sanctæ Maríæ Cléophæ, quam beátus Joánnes Evangelísta sorórem sanctíssimæ Dei Genitrícis Maríæ núncupat, et cum hac simul juxta crucem Jesu stetísse narrat. In Judea, St. Mary Cleophas, whom St. John the Evangelist calls the sister of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and says that she stood at her side beneath the Cross of Jesus. Antiochíæ sancti Próchori, qui fuit unus de septem primis Diáconis; et, fide ac miráculis clarus, martyrio coronátus est. At Antioch, St. Prochorus who was one of the first seven deacons. Renowned for faith and miracles, he received the crown of martyrdom. Romæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Demétrii, Concéssi, Hilárii et Sociórum. At Rome, the birthday of the holy martyrs Demetrius, Concessus, Hilary, and their companions. Cæsarǽæ, in Cappadócia, sancti Eupsychii Mártyris, qui ob evérsum Fortúnæ fanum, sub Juliáno Apóstata, martyrium consummávit. At Caesarea in Cappadocia, St. Eupsychius, martyr, who was persecuted under Julian the Apostate for having overthrown the temple of Fortune. In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Massylitanórum, in quorum die natáli sanctus Augustínus tractátum hábuit. In Africa the holy Massylitan Martyrs, on whose birthday was written a tract by St. Augustine. Sírmii pássio sanctárum septem Vírginum et Mártyrum, quæ, dato simul prétio sánguinis, vitam mercátæ sunt ætérnam. At Sirmio, seven holy virgins and martyrs, who purchased eternal life together at the price of their own blood. Amidæ, in Mesopotámia, sancti Acátii Epíscopi, qui pro rediméndis captívis étiam vasa Ecclésiæ conflávit ac véndidit. At Amida in Mesopotamia, St. Acatius, bishop, who even melted down and sold the sacred vessels in order to ransom captives. Rotómagi sancti Hugónis, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Rouen, St. Hugh, bishop and confessor. In civitáte Diénsi, in Gállia, sancti Marcélli Epíscopi, miráculis clari. In the city of Die, in France, St. Marcellus, bishop, celebrated for miracles. Móntibus, in Hannónia, beátæ Waldetrúdis, vitæ sanctimónia et miráculis claræ. At Mons in Hainaut, blessed Waltrude, renowned for holiness and miracles. Romæ Translátio córporis sanctæ Mónicæ, matris beáti Augustíni Epíscopi; quod, ex Ostiis Tiberínis, Martíno Quinto Summo Pontífice, in Urbem delátum, in Ecclésia ejúsdem beáti Augustíni honorífice recónditum fuit. At Rome, the transferring of the body of St. Monica, mother of the bishop St. Augustine. It was brought from Ostia to Rome, under the Sovereign Pontiff, Martin V, and buried with due honours in the church of St. Augustine.

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 IX.
St. Mary of Egypt, and St. Zozimus, a Holy Priest
The Massylitan Martyrs in Africa
St. Eupsychius, Martyr
The Roman Captives in Persia, Martyrs
St. Waltrude, Widow
St. Gaucher, or Gautier, Abbot in Limousin
St. Dotto, Abbot

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