Quartodécimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna


Quartodécimo Kaléndas Maji. Luna. The Eighteenth Day of April. The Night of the Moon. 

Apud montem Senárium, in Etrúria, natális sancti Amidǽi Confessóris, e septem Fundatóribus Ordinis Servórum beátæ Maríæ Vírginis, flagrantíssima in Deum caritáte præclári. Ipsíus tamen ac Sociórum festum prídie Idus Februárii celebrátur. On Mount Senario in Tuscany, St. Amadeo, confessor, one of the seven founders of the Order of Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary, famous for his ardent love for God. His feast, together with that of his companions, is kept on the 12th of February.

Romæ beáti Apollónii Senatóris, qui, sub Cómmodo Príncipe et Perénnio Præfécto, a servo próditus quod Christiánus esset, jussúsque ut ratiónem fídei suæ rédderet, insígne volúmen compósuit, quod in Senátu legit; et nihilóminus pro Christo, senténtia Senátus, cápite truncátus est. At Rome, blessed Apollonius, a senator under Emperor Commodus and the prefect Perennius. He was denounced as a Christian by one of his slaves, and being commanded to give an account of his faith, he composed an able work which he read in the Senate. He was nevertheless beheaded for Christ by their sentence.

Messánæ, in Sicília, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Eleuthérii, Epíscopi Illyrici, et Anthíæ matris. Ipse, cum esset vitæ sanctimónia et miraculórum virtúte illústris, sub Hadriáno Príncipe, lectum férreum ignítum, cratículam et sartáginem, óleo et pice ac resína fervéntem, súperans, projéctus quoque leónibus sed ab illis nil læsus, novíssime simul cum matre jugulátur. At Messina in Sicily, the birthday of the holy martyrs Eleutherius, bishop of Illyria, and Anthia, his mother. He was famous for holiness of life and the power of miracles. During the reign of Hadrian, he was placed on a bed of red-hot iron, on a gridiron, in a vessel filled with boiling oil, pitch, and resin, and also cast to the lions; but remaining unhurt through all of this, they finally cut his throat with a sword. His mother suffered the same torments.

Córdubæ, in Hispánia, sancti Perfécti, Presbyteri et Mártyris; qui a Mauris, eo quod inveherétur in Mahumétis sectam et fírmiter Christi fidem profiterétur, gládio trucidátus est. At Cordova, St. Perfectus, priest and martyr, who was slain with the sword by the Moors, because he argued against the sect of Mohammed and firmly insisted on the Catholic faith.

Messánæ, in Sicília, sancti Corébi Præfécti, qui, per sanctum Eleuthérium convérsus ad fidem, gládio percússus est. At Messina in Sicily, St. Corebus, the prefect, who was converted to the faith by St. Eleutherius, and died by the sword.

Bríxiæ sancti Calóceri Mártyris, qui, a sanctis Faustíno et Jovíta convérsus ad Christum, sub Hadriáno Príncipe gloriósum confessiónis certámen complévit. At Brescia, the martyr St. Calocerus, who was converted to Christ by Saints Faustinus and Jovita, and who gloriously triumphed in the test of his confession, in the time of Hadrian.

Medioláni sancti Galdíni, Cardinális et ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopi, qui, concióne advérsus hæréticos expléta, spíritum Deo réddidit. At Milan, St. Galdino, cardinal bishop of that city, who at the very end of a sermon against heretics, gave up his soul to God.

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 XVIII.
St. Apollonius the Apologist, Martyr
St. Galdin, Archbishop of Milan, Confessor
St. Laserian, Called Molaisre, Bishop of Leighlin, in Ireland

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