Quintodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris. Luna


Quintodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Eighteenth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

In Bithynia natális beáti Lucæ Evangelístæ, qui, multa passus pro Christi nómine, obiit Spíritu Sancto plenus.  Ipsíus autem ossa póstea Constantinópolim transláta sunt, et inde Patávium deláta.
In Bithynia, the birthday of St. Luke the Evangelist.  He died, filled with the Holy Ghost, after having suffered much for the Name of Christ.  His relics were translated to Constantinople, and thence taken to Pavia.

Romæ item natális sancti Pauli a Cruce, Presbyteri et Confessóris; qui Congregatiónis a Cruce et Passióne Dómini nostri Jesu Christi nuncupátæ Institútor fuit.  Ipsum vero, mira innocéntia ac pæniténtia conspícuum et singulári in Christum crucifíxum caritáte incénsum, Pius Papa Nonus fastis Sanctórum adjúnxit, et ejúsdem festivitátem quarto Kaléndas Maji recoléndam indíxit.
At Rome, the birthday of St. Paul of the Cross, priest, confessor, and founder of the Congregation of the Cross and Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Known for his remarkable innocency of life and his penitential spirit, and aflame with love for Christ crucified, he was canonized by Pope Pius IX, and the 28th of April was assigned as his feast day.

Arénis, in Hispánia, natális páriter sancti Petri de Alcántara, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum et Confessóris; quem, propter admirábilem pæniténtiam múltaque mirácula, Clemens Nonus, Póntifex Máximus, Sanctórum número adscrípsit.  Ejus autem festum sequénti die celebrátur.
At Arenas in Spain, the birthday of St. Peter of Alcantara, confessor and priest of the Order of Friars Minor.  He was canonized by Pope Clement IX because of his admirable penance and many miracles, and his feast is observed on the day following.

Antiochíæ sancti Asclepíadis Epíscopi, qui fuit unus ex præcláro illórum Mártyrum número, qui glorióse sub Macríno passi sunt.
At Antioch, the bishop St. Asclepiades, who was one of the celebrated band of martyrs who suffered so gloriously under Macrinus.

Mosques now dominate the skyline of Neocaesarea where once churches stood.
Neocaesarea in Ponto is now a titular see, and the modern-day city of Niksar in Turkey
Neocæsaréæ, in Ponto, sancti Athenodóri Epíscopi, qui fuit frater sancti Gregórii Thaumatúrgi; et, doctrína clarus, in persecutióne Aureliáni, martyrium consummávit.
At Neocaesarea in Pontus, the holy and learned Bishop Athenodorus, brother of St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, who underwent martyrdom in the persecution of Aurelian.

After he was beheaded, Justus’ body then picked up his severed head
and continued to preach.  Justus is thus one of the legendary cephalophores,
the saintly “head-carriers” who miraculously continued to speak or move
despite being decapitated.
Sinomovíci, in território Bellovacénsi, sancti Justi Mártyris, qui adhuc puer, in persecutióne Diocletiáni Imperatóris, sub Rictiováro Præside, cápite amputátus est.
At Louvres, in the diocese of Beauvais, St. Justus, martyr, who, being but a boy, was put to death in the persecution of Diocletian, under the governor Rictiovarus.

Romæ sanctæ Tryphóniæ, quæ Décii Cæsaris quondam uxor ac sanctæ Vírginis et Mártyris Cyrillæ mater éxstitit; cujus corpus in crypta, juxta sanctum Hippólytum, sepúltum est.
At Rome, St. Tryphonia, at one time the wife of Caesar Decius, the mother of St. Cyrilla, virgin and martyr.  She was buried in a crypt, near that of St. Hippolytus.

Apud Auriesville, in statu Neo-Eboracénsi, sanctórum Mártyrum e Societáte Jesu, Isaáci Jogues, Sacerdotis, et Joánnis de La Lande, Coadjutóris temporális, qui hac et sequénti die ab Iroquénsibus dire necáti sunt, eódem loco ubi, paucis ante annis, Renátus Goupil, et ipse Coadjútor temporális, martyrii palmam consecútus fúerat.
At Auriesville, in the state of New York, the birthday of the holy martyrs Isaac Jogues, priest of the Society of Jesus, and John de la Lande, a temporary helper to the same Society, who came from France to teach the faith.  On this and the following day they were cruelly tortured and killed by the Iroquois in the same place where, a few years before, one of the companions, René Goupil, also a temporary assistant, had received the palm of martyrdom.

In fínibus Edessénæ regiónis, in Mesopotámia, commemorátio sancti Juliáni Eremítæ, cognoménto Sabæ, de quo ágitur étiam sextodécimo Kaléndas Februárii.
In Mesopotamia, in the neighbourhood of Edessa, the commemoration of St. Julian the Hermit, surnamed Sabas, who is mentioned also on the 17th of January.

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.

October XVIII.
St. Luke the Evangelist
St. Julian Sabas, Hermit
St. Justin, Martyr, in Parisis
St. Monon, Martyr

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