Tértio Idus Novémbris. Luna


Tértio Idus Novémbris. Luna . The Eleventh Day of November. The Night of the Moon. 

Turónis, in Gállia, natális beáti Martíni Epíscopi et Confessóris; cujus vita tantis éxstitit miráculis gloriósa, ut trium mortuórum suscitátor esse merúerit.
At Tours in France, the birthday of blessed Martin, bishop and confessor, whose life was so renowned for miracles that he received the power to raise three persons from the dead.

Cotyǽi, in Phrygia, insígnis pássio sancti Mennæ, Ægyptii mílitis, qui in persecutióne Diocletiáni, postquam, abjécto milítiæ cíngulo, méruit cælésti Regi secréta conversatióne in erémo militáre, procéssit in públicum, et, se Christiánum líbera voce declárans, primo diris cruciátibus examinátur; novíssime, fixis in oratióne génibus, Dómino Jesu Christo grátias agens, gládio cæsus est, ac multis post mortem miráculis cláruit.
At Cotyaeum in Phrygia, during the persecution of Diocletian, the celebrated martyrdom of St. Mennas, an Egyptian soldier, who cast off the military belt and obtained the grace of serving the King of heaven secretly in the desert.  Afterwards, coming out publicly and freely declaring himself a Christian, he was first subjected to severe torments; and finally kneeling in prayer, giving thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ, he was slain with the sword.  After his death he became renowned for many miracles.

Ravénnæ sanctórum Mártyrum Valentíni, Feliciáni et Victoríni; qui in Diocletiáni persecutióne coronáti sunt.
At Ravenna, the holy martyrs Valentine, Felician, and Victorinus, who were crowned during the persecution of Diocletian.

In Mesopotámia sancti Athenodóri Mártyris, qui, sub eódem Diocletiáno et Eléusio Præside, ígnibus cruciátus et áliis supplíciis tortus, demum cápitis damnátus est, et, cum cárnifex corruísset neque ullus álius gládio illum feríre ausus esset, orans obdormívit in Dómino.
In Mesopotamia, St. Athenodorus, martyr, who was subjected to fire and other torments under the same Diocletian and the governor Eleusius.  He was at length sentenced to be beheaded, but when the executioner fell to the ground and no other person would dare to strike him with the sword, he passed to his repose in the Lord while praying.

Lugdúni, in Gállia, sancti Veráni Epíscopi, cujus vita fuit fide et virtútum méritis illústris.
At Lyons in France, St. Veranus, bishop, whose life was illustrious for his faith and his other virtues.

Constantinópoli sancti Theodóri, Abbátis Studítæ, qui, pro fide cathólica advérsus Iconoclástas strénue pugnans, factus est apud univérsam Ecclésiam cathólicam célebris.
At Constantinople, St. Theodore, abbot of Studium, who fought valiantly for the Catholic faith against the Iconoclasts, and became famed throughout the universal Church.

In monastério Cryptæ Ferrátæ, in agro Tusculáno, sancti Bartholomæi Abbátis, qui fuit sócius beáti Nili, ejúsque vitam conscrípsit.
In the monastery of Grottaferrata, in the Tuscan plain, the holy abbot Bartholomew, a companion of blessed Nilus, whose life he wrote.

In província Sámnii beáti Mennæ solitárii, cujus virtútes et mirácula sanctus Gregórius Papa commémorat.
In the province of Abruzzi, blessed Mennas, a solitary whose virtues and miracles are mentioned by Pope St. Gregory.

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.

November XI.
St. Martin, Bishop of Tours, Confessor
St. Mennas, Martyr

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