Quinto Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Twenty-Eighth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.
Hippóne Régio, in Africa, natális sancti Augustíni Epíscopi, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris exímii, qui, beáti Ambrósii Epíscopi ópera ad cathólicam fidem convérsus et baptizátus, eam advérsus Manichæos aliósque hæréticos acérrimus propugnátor deféndit, multísque áliis pro Ecclésia Dei perfúnctus labóribus, ad præmia migrávit in cælum. Ejus relíquiæ, primo de sua civitáte propter bárbaros in Sardíniam advéctæ, et póstea a Rege Longobardórum Luitprándo Papíam translátæ, ibi honorífice cónditæ sunt.
At Hippo in Africa, the birthday of St. Augustine, bishop and famous doctor of the Church. Converted and baptized by the blessed bishop Ambrose, he defended the Catholic faith with the greatest zeal against the Manicheans and other heretics, and after having sustained many other labours for the Church of God, he went to his reward in heaven. His relics, owing to the invasion of barbarians, were first brought from his own city into Sardinia, and afterwards taken by Luitprand, king of the Lombards, to Pavia, where they were deposited with due honours.
Romæ item natális sancti Hermétis, viri illústris, qui (ut in Actis beáti Alexándri Papæ légitur), prius carceráli custódiæ mancipátus, deínde, cum áliis plúrimis, gládio cædénte, martyrium complévit, sub Aureliáno Júdice.
At Rome, the birthday of St. Hermes, an illustrious man, who, as we read in the Acts of blessed Pope Alexander, was first confined in prison, and afterwards fulfilled his martyrdom by the sword, at the time of the judge Aurelian.
Venúsiæ, in Apúlia, pássio sanctórum Septimíni, Januárii et Felícis, qui, sanctórum Bonifátii et Theclæ fílii, a Valeriáno Júdice, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre, jussi sunt decollári. Ipsórum tamen ac reliquórum ex duódecim frátribus festívitas ágitur Kaléndis Septémbris.
At Venosa in Apulia, the passion of Saints Septiminus, Januarius, and Felix. During the reign of Emperor Maximian, the judge Valerian ordered these sons of Saints Boniface and Thecla to be beheaded. Their feast, however, is observed with that of the other Twelve Holy Brethren on the first of September.
Briváte, apud Arvérnos, item pássio sancti Juliáni Mártyris, qui, cum esset beáti Ferreóli Tribúni comes et in hábitu militári occúlte Christo servíret, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, a milítibus tentus est, et, desécto gútture, morte horríbili necátus.
At Prinde in Auvergne, St. Julian, martyr, during the persecution of Diocletian. He was the companion of the blessed tribune Ferreol, and under a military garb he secretly served Christ until arrested by the soldiers, and killed in a barbarous manner by having his throat cut.
Constántiæ, in Germánia, sancti Pelágii Mártyris, qui sub Numeriáno Imperatóre et Evilásio Júdice, cápite amputátus, martyrii corónam accépit.
At Constance, in Germany, St. Pelagius, martyr, who was beheaded and received the crown of martyrdom under Emperor Numerian and the judge Evilasius.
Salérni sanctórum Mártyrum Fortunáti, Caji et Anthis; qui, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre et Leóntio Procónsule, decolláti sunt.
At Salerno, the holy martyrs Fortunatus, Caius, and Anthes, beheaded under Emperor Diocletian and the proconsul Leontius.
Constantinópoli sancti Alexándri Epíscopi, gloriósi senis; ob cujus oratiónem Arius, divíno judício damnátus, crépuit médius, et effúsa sunt víscera ejus.
At Constantinople, the holy bishop Alexander, an aged and celebrated man, through whose efficacious prayers Arius, by the judgment of God, burst asunder and his bowels were poured out.
Apud Sántonas, in Gállia, sancti Viviáni, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Saintes, St. Vivian, bishop and confessor.
Item sancti Móysis Æthíopis, qui, ex insígni latróne insígnis Anachoréta, multos latrónes convértit et secum duxit ad monastérium.
Also, St. Moses the Ethiopian, who gave up a life of robbery and became a renowned anchoret. He converted many robbers, and led them to a monastery.
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. Augustine, Bishop and Confessor, Doctor of the Church|
|St. Hermes, Martyr|
|St. Julian, Martyr at Brioude|
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