Prídie Idus Augústi


Prídie Idus Augústi. Luna . The Twelfth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Sanctæ Claræ Vírginis, primæ plantæ Páuperum Dominárum Ordinis Minórum; quæ ad ætérnas Agni núptias evocáta est prídie hujus diéi. St. Clare, virgin, the first fruits of the Poor Ladies of the Order of Friars Minor, who was called to the everlasting nuptials of the Lamb on the day previous.

Eódem die sanctórum Mártyrum Porcárii, Abbátis monastérii Lirinénsis, et Sociórum ejus quingentórum Monachórum; qui pro fide cathólica, a bárbaris cæsi, martyrio coronáti sunt. The same day, the holy martyrs Porcarius, abbot of the monastery of Lerins, and five hundred monks, who were slain for the Catholic faith by barbarians, and were thus crowned with martyrdom.

Catánæ, in Sicília, natális sancti Euplii Diáconi, sub Diocletiáno et Maximiáno Augústis; qui, cum diutíssime pro confessióne Dómini tortus esset, tandem martyrii palmam, gládio cædénte, percépit. At Catania in Sicily, the birthday of St. Euplius, deacon, under Emperors Diocletian and Maximian. He was long tortured for the confession of the Lord, and finally obtained the palm of martyrdom by being put to the sword.

Augústæ Vindelicórum sanctæ Hiláriæ, quæ, cum esset beátæ Afræ Mártyris mater et ad sepúlcrum illíus excubáret, ibídem, pro fide Christi, a persecutóribus igni trádita est cum Digna, Euprépia et Eunómia, ancíllis suis. Passi sunt étiam eódem die, in præfáta urbe, Quiríacus, Lárgio, Crescentiánus, Nímmia et Juliána, cum áliis vigínti. At Augsburg, St. Hilaria, mother of the blessed martyr Afra. Because she watched at the tomb of her daughter she was cast into the fire for the faith of Christ, together with her maidservants Digna, Euprepia, and Eunomia. On the same day there suffered also in that city Quiriacus, Largius, Crescentian, Nimmia, and Juliana, with twenty others.

In Syria sanctórum Mártyrum Macárii et Juliáni. In Syria, the holy martyrs Macarius and Julian.

Nicomedíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Anicéti Cómitis, et Photíni fratris, cum áliis plúribus, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre. At Nicomedia, the holy martyrs Count Anicetus and his brother Photinus, along with many others, under Emperor Diocletian.

Falériæ, in Túscia, pássio sanctórum Graciliáni, et Felicíssimæ Vírginis, quorum pro fídei confessióne ora lapídibus primo contúsa sunt; dehinc ambo, gládio percússi, optátam martyrii palmam suscepérunt. At Faleria in Tuscany, the Saints Gracilian, and Felicissima, virgin, who, for the confession of the faith, first had their mouths bruised with stones, and being afterwards struck with the sword, received the palm of martyrdom.

Medioláni deposítio sancti Eusébii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Milan, the death of St. Eusebius, bishop and confessor.

Bríxiæ sancti Herculáni Epíscopi. At Brescia, St. Herculanus, bishop.

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 XII.
St. Clare, Virgin and Abbess
St. Euplius, Martyr
St. Muredach, First Bishop of Killala, in Ireland

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