Undécimo Kaléndas Februárii. Luna. The Twenty-Second Day of January. The Night of the Moon.
Valéntiæ, in Hispánia Tarraconénsi, sancti Vincéntii, Levítæ et Mártyris; qui, sub impiíssimo Præside Daciáno, cárceres, famem, equúleum, distorsiónes membrórum, láminas candéntes, férream cratem ignítam áliaque tormentórum génera perpéssus, ad martyrii præmium evolávit in cælum; cujus passiónis nóbilem triúmphum Prudéntius luculénter vérsibus exséquitur, et beátus Augustínus ac sanctus Leo Papa summis láudibus comméndant. At Valencia in Spain, while the wicked Dacian was governor, St. Vincent, deacon and martyr, who, after suffering imprisonment, hunger, the rack, and the disjointing of his limbs, was burned with plates of heated metal and on the gridiron, and tormented in other ways, then took his flight to heaven, there to receive the reward of martyrdom. His noble triumph over his sufferings has been skillfully set forth in verse by Prudentius, and also was eulogized by St. Augustine and Pope St. Leo. Apud Bethsáloen, in Assyria, sancti Anastásii Persæ Mónachi, qui, post plúrima torménta cárceris, vérberum et vinculórum, quæ in Cæsaréa Palæstínæ perpéssus fúerat, a Persárum Rege Chósroa multis pœnis afféctus, ad últimum decollátus est, cum prius septuagínta Sócios, qui fúerant in fluénta demérsi, ad martyrium præmisísset. Ejus caput Romam, ad Aquas Sálvias, delátum est, una cum veneránda ejus imágine, cujus aspéctu fugári dæmones morbósque curári, Acta secúndi Concílii Nicǽni testántur. At Bethsaloen in Assyria, St. Anastasius, a Persian monk, who after suffering much at Caesarea in Palestine from imprisonment, stripes, and fetters, had to bear many afflictions from Chosroes, king of Persia, who caused him to be beheaded. He had sent before him to martyrdom seventy of his companions, who were drowned in a river. His head was brought to Rome, at Aquae Salviae, together with his revered image, by the sight of which demons are expelled, and diseases cured, as is attested by the Acts of the second Council of Nicea. Ebredúni, in Gálliis, sanctórum Mártyrum Vincéntii, Oróntii et Victóris; qui martyrio in Diocletiáni persecutióne coronáti sunt. At Embrun in France, the holy martyrs Vincent, Orontius, and Victor who were crowned with martyrdom in the persecution of Diocletian. Nováriæ sancti Gaudéntii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Novara, St. Gaudentius, bishop and confessor. Soræ sancti Domínici Abbátis, miráculis clari. At Sora, the abbot St. Dominic, renowned for miracles.
Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins. R. Deo grátias. R. Thanks be to God.
Butler’s Lives of the Saints:
|St. Vincent, Martyr|
|St. Anastasius, Martyr|
ORCCE Ordo: Ss. Vincentii et Anastasii Martyrum ~ Semiduplex; Tempora: Feria IV infra Hebdomadam II post