Quarto Kaléndas Mártii. Luna. The Twenty-Sixth Day of February. The Night of the Moon.
Perge, in Pamphylia, natális beáti Néstoris Epíscopi, qui, in persecutióne Décii, cum diu noctúque oratióni insísteret póstulans ut grex Christi custodirétur, comprehénsus est, ac, nomen Dómini mira liberáte et alacritáte conféssus, Præsidis Polliónis jussu equúleo sævíssime est cruciátus; ac demum, cum se Christo semper adhæsúrum constánter profiterétur, crucis suspéndio victor in cælum migrávit. At Pergen in Pamphylia, during the persecution of Decius, the birthday of blessed Nestor, bishop, who praying night and day for the safety of the flock of Christ, was put under arrest. Because he confessed the Name of the Lord with great zeal and freedom, he was cruelly tortured on the rack by order of Pollio the governor. When he still courageously proclaimed that he would remain ever faithful to Christ, he was crucified, and thus triumphantly went to heaven.
Ibídem pássio sanctórum Pápiæ, Diodóri, Conónis et Claudiáni, qui sanctum Néstorem martyrio præcessérunt. In the same place, the passion of Saints Papias, Diodorus, Conon, and Claudian, who preceded St. Nestor to martyrdom.
Item sanctórum Mártyrum Fortunáti, Felícis et aliórum vigínti septem. Also, the holy martyrs Fortunatus, Felix, and twenty-seven others.
Alexandríæ sancti Alexándri Epíscopi, gloriósi senis, qui, post beátum Petrum, ejúsdem civitátis Epíscopum, zelo fídei succénsus, Aríum, Presbyterum suum, hærética impietáte depravátum et divina veritáte convíctum, de Ecclésia ejécit; ac póstea inter trecéntos decem et octo Patres, in Nicǽno Concílio eúndem damnávit. At Alexandria, Bishop St. Alexander, an aged man held in great honour, who succeeded blessed Peter as bishop of that city. He expelled Arius, one of his priests, from the Church because he was tainted with heretical impiety and convicted in the face of divine truth. Later on he was one of the three hundred and eighteen Fathers who condemned him in the Council of Nicaea.
Bonóniæ sancti Faustiniáni Epíscopi, qui eam Ecclésiam, Diocletiáni persecutióne vexátam, verbo prædicatiónis firmávit et auxit. At Bologna, the bishop St. Faustinian. His preaching strengthened and multiplied the faithful of that church when it was so much afflicted during the persecution of Diocletian.
Gazæ, in Palæstína, sancti Porphyrii Epíscopi, qui, témpore Arcádii Imperatóris, Marnam idólum ejúsque templum evértit, ac, multa passus, quiévit in Dómino. At Gaza in Palestine, St. Porphyry, bishop, in the time of Emperor Arcadius. He overthrew the idol Marna and its temple, and after many sufferings, went to his rest in the Lord.
Floréntiæ sancti Andréæ, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Florence, St. Andrew, bishop and confessor.
In território Archiacénsi, in Gállia, sancti Victóris Confessóris, cujus laudes sanctus Bernárdus conscrípsit. In the province of Champagne in France, St. Victor, confessor, about whom eulogies have been written by St. Bernard.
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.
|St. Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople, Confessor|
|St. Victorinus, and Six Companions, Martyrs|
|St. Walburge, Virgin, Abbess in England|
|St. Cæsarius, Physician, Confessor|
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