Quinto Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna.


Quinto Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna. The Twenty-Eighth Day of March. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Joánnis de Capistráno, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum et Confessóris, cujus memória recólitur décimo Kaléndas Novémbris. St. John Capistrano, confessor, a priest of the Order of Friars Minor, who is mentioned on the 23rd of October.
Cæsaréæ, in Palæstína, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Prisci, Malchi et Alexándri. Hi tres, in persecutióne Valeriáni, cum in suburbáno agéllo supradíctæ urbis habitárent, atque in ea cæléstes martyrii proponeréntur corónæ, ultro Júdicem, divíno fídei calóre succénsi, ádeunt, et cur tantum in sánguinem piórum desævíret, objúrgant; quos ille contínuo, pro Christi nómine, béstiis trádidit devorándos. At Caesarea in Palestine, the birthday of the holy martyrs Priscus, Malchus, and Alexander. In the persecution of Valerian, they were living the suburbs of Caesarea, but knowing that in the city the heavenly crown of martyrdom was to be gained, and burning with the divine ardour of faith, they went to the judge of their own accord, rebuked him for shedding in torrents the blood of the faithful, and were immediately condemned to be devoured by beasts for the Name of Christ.
Tarsi, in Cilícia, sanctórum Mártyrum Cástoris et Doróthei. At Tarsus in Cilicia, the holy martyrs Castor and Dorotheus.
In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Rogáti, Succéssi et aliórum séxdecim. In Africa, the holy martyrs Rogatus, Successus, and sixteen others.

Apud Núrsiam sancti Spei Abbátis, miræ patiéntiæ viri, cujus ánima (ut refert sanctus Gregórius Papa), cum ex hac vita migráret, in colúmbæ spécie a cunctis frátribus visa est in cælum ascéndere. At Norcia, Abbot St. Spes, a man of extraordinary patience, whose soul at its departure from this life (as Pope St. Gregory relates) was seen by all his brethren to ascend to heaven in the shape of a dove.

Cabillóne, in Gálliis, deposítio sancti Gunthrámni, Regis Francórum, qui spiritálibus actiónibus ita se mancipávit, ut, relíctis, sæculi pompis, thesáuros suos lárgiter Ecclésiis et paupéribus erogáret. At Chalons in France, the death of St. Guntram, king of the Franks, who devoted himself to exercises of piety, despising the ostentation of the world, and who bestowed his treasures on the Church and the poor.

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.

SS. Priscus, Malchus, and Alexander, Martyrs
St. Sixtus III., Pope
St. Gontran, King and Confessor

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