Décimo octávo Kaléndas Maji. Luna


Décimo octávo Kaléndas Maji. Luna. The Fourteenth Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Justíni, Philósophi et Mártyris, cujus memória prídie hujus diéi recensétur. The feast of St. Justin, philosopher and martyr, who was yesterday mentioned.

Romæ, via Appia, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Tibúrtii, Valeriáni et Máximi, sub Alexándro Imperatóre et Almáchio Præfécto. Horum duo primi, beátæ Cæcíliæ exhortatióne ad Christum convérsi et a sancto Urbáno Papa baptizáti, póstmodum, ob fidei confessiónem, fústibus cæsi, gládio percússi sunt; Máximus vero, Præfécti cubiculárius, cum et ipse, eórum permótus constántia et angélica visióne firmátus, in Christum credidísset, támdiu plumbátis verberátus est, donec spíritum exhaláret. At Rome, on the Appian Way, the birthday of the holy martyrs Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus, who suffered in the time of Emperor Alexander and the prefect Almachius. The first two were converted to Christ by the exhortations of blessed Cecilia, and baptized by Pope St. Urban. They were beaten with clubs, then beheaded for the sake of the true faith. Maximus, who had been the prefect’s chamberlain, was touched by their constancy, and confirmed by the vision of an angel, believed in Christ, and was scourged with leaded whips until he died.

Interámnæ sancti Próculi, Epíscopi et Mártyris. At Teramo, St. Proculus, bishop and martyr.

Eódem die sancti Ardaliónis mimi, qui dum Sacris Christianórum in theatro illúderet, derepénte mutátus est, et ea non solum verbis, sed étiam testimónio sui sánguinis comprobávit. Also St. Ardalion, an actor. One day in the theatre, while scoffing at the holy rites of the Christian religion, he was suddenly converted and bore testimony to it, not only by his words, but also with his blood.

Interámnæ sanctæ Domnínæ, Vírginis et Mártyris, cum Sóciis Virgínibus coronátæ. At Teramo, St. Domnina, virgin and martyr, who received the crown with her virgin companions.

Alexandríæ sanctæ Thomáidis Mártyris, quæ a sócero, cujus impudícis nolúerat consentíre votis, gládio percússa est atque in duas partes per médium discíssa. At Alexandria, St. Thomais, martyr. Because she would not consent to the impure wishes of her father-in-law, she was struck with a sword dividing her body from head to foot.

Lugdúni, in Gállia, sancti Lambérti, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Lyons, in France, St. Lambert, bishop and confessor.

Alexandríæ sancti Frontónis Abbátis, cujus vita sanctitáte et miráculis cláruit. At Alexandria, St. Fronto, an abbot whose life was graced by sanctity and his miracles.

Romæ sancti Abúndii, Mansionárii Ecclésiæ sancti Petri. At Rome, St. Abundius, sacristan of the church of St. Peter.

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.

April XIV.
SS. Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus, Martyrs
SS. Carpus, Bishop of Thyatira, in Asia Minor, Papylus, His Deacon, and Agathodorus Their Servant, Martyrs
SS. Antony, John, and Eustachius, Martyrs
St. Benezet, or Little Bennet, Patron of Avignon
B. Lidwina, Called Lydwid, Virgin

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