Prídie Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna


Prídie Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Thirty-First Day of August. The Night of the Moon.

Sancti Raymúndi Nonnáti, ex Ordine beátæ Maríæ de Mercéde redemptiónis captivórum, Cardinális et Confessóris; cujus dies natális séptimo Kaléndas Septémbris recólitur.
St. Raymund Nonnatus, cardinal and confessor, of the Order of our Lady of Ransom for the Redemption of Captives.  His birthday is commemorated on the 26th of August.

Apud montem Senárium, in Etrúria, natális sancti Bonajúnctæ Confessóris, e septem Fundatóribus Ordinis Servórum beátæ Maríæ Vírginis; qui, de Passióne Domínica ad fratres verba fáciens, in manus Dómini trádidit spíritum.  Ipsíus autem ac Sociórum festum prídie Idus Februárii celebrátur.
In Tuscany, on Mount Senario, the birthday of St. Bonajuncta, confessor, one of the seven founders of the Order of Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who gave up his soul into the hands of the Lord while he was preaching to his brethren on the Passion of our Saviour.  His feast is kept with that of his companions on the 12th of February.

Tréviris item natális sancti Paulíni Epíscopi, qui, témpore Ariánæ infestatiónis, ab Ariáno Imperatóre Constántio ob cathólicam fidem relegátus exsílio, et extra Christiánum nomen usque ad mortem mutándo exsília fatigátus, tandem, apud Phrygiam defúnctus, beátæ passiónis corónam percépit a Dómino.
At Treves, the birthday of St. Paulinus, a bishop, who was exiled for the Catholic faith by the Arian emperor Constantius, in the time of the Arian persecution.  By having to change the place of his exile, which was beyond the limits of Christendom, he became wearied unto death, and finally, dying in Phrygia, received a crown from the Lord for his blessed martyrdom.

Tránsaquis, ad lacum Fúcinum, in Marsis, natális quoque sanctórum Mártyrum Cæsídii Presbyteri, et Sociórum; qui martyrio coronáti sunt in persecutióne Maximíni.
At Trasacco, in the Marches near Lake Fucino, the birthday of the holy martyrs Caesidius, priest, and his companions, who were crowned with martyrdom in the persecution of Maximinus.
Item sanctórum Mártyrum Robustiáni et Marci.
Also, the holy martyrs Robustian and Mark.
Cæsaréæ, in Cappadócia, sanctórum Theódoti, Rufínæ et Ammiæ; quorum duo primi paréntes fuérunt sancti Mamántis Mártyris, quem Rufína in cárcere péperit, et Ammia educávit.
At Caesarea in Cappadocia, the Saints Theodotus, Rufina, and Ammia.  The first two were the parents of the martyr St. Mamas, who was born in prison, and whom Ammia brought up.

Antisiodóri sancti Optáti, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Auxerre, St. Optatus, bishop and confessor.

In Anglia sancti Aidáni, Epíscopi Lindisfarnénsis; cujus ánimam, cum sanctus Cuthbértus, cujus memória tertiodécimo Kaléndas Aprilis cólitur, tunc óvium pastor, in cælum ferri vidísset, relíctis ovibus, factus est Mónachus.
In England, St. Aidan, bishop of Lindisfarne.  When St. Cuthbert, then a shepherd, saw his soul going up to heaven, he left his sheep and became a monk.  Mention is made of St. Cuthbert on the 20th of March.

Apud Nuscum sancti Amáti Epíscopi.
At Nosco, St. Amatus, bishop.

Athénis sancti Aristídis, fide et sapiéntia claríssimi, qui Hadriáno Príncipi egrégium de religióne Christiána volúmen óbtulit, nostri dógmatis cóntinens ratiónem; et quod Christus Jesus solus esset Deus, præsénte ipso Imperatóre, luculentíssime perorávit.
At Athens, St. Aristides, most celebrated for his faith and wisdom, who presented to Emperor Hadrian a treatise on the Christian religion, containing the exposition of our doctrine.  In the presence of the emperor, he also delivered a discourse in which he clearly demonstrated that Jesus Christ is the only 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.

August XXXI.
St. Raymund Nonnatus, Confessor
St. Isabel, Virgin
St. Cuthburge, Queen, Virgin, and Abbess
St. Aidan, or Ædan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Confessor

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