Quarto Idus Aprílis. Luna. The Tenth Day of April. The Night of the Moon.
Apud Babylónem sancti Ezechiélis Prophétæ, qui, a Júdice pópuli Israël, quod eum de cultu idolórum argúeret, interféctus, in sepúlcro Sem et Arpháxad, Abrahæ progenitórum, sepúltus est; ad quod sepúlcrum, oratiónis causa, multi conflúere consuevérunt. At Babylon, the prophet Ezechiel, who was put to death by a judge of the people of Israel because he reproved him for worshipping idols. He was buried in the sepulchre of Sem and Arphaxad, ancestors of Abraham. Many people were in the habit of going to his tomb to pray. Romæ natális plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum, quos sanctus Alexánder Papa, cum detinerétur in cárcere, baptizávit. Hos autem omnes Aureliánus Præféctus, navi vetústæ impósitos, in altum mare dedúci, et illic, ligátis ad colla lapídibus, mergi præcépit. At Rome, the birthday of many holy martyrs, whom Pope St. Alexander baptized while he was in prison. The prefect Aurelian had them all put in an old ship, taken to the deep sea, and drowned with stones tied to their necks. Alexandríæ sanctórum Mártyrum Apollónii Presbyteri, et aliórum quinque, qui, in persecutióne Maximiáni, in mare demérsi sunt. At Alexandria, during the persecution of Maximian, the holy martyrs Apollonius, a priest, and five others who were drowned in the sea. In Africa sanctórum Mártyrum Teréntii, Africáni, Pompéji et Sociórum; qui, sub Décio Imperatóre et Fortuniáno Præfécto, virgis cæsi, equúleis torti aliísque supplíciis cruciáti, demum cápitis obtruncatióne martyrium complevérunt. In Africa, under Emperor Decius and the prefect Fortunian, the holy martyrs Terence, Africanus, Pompey, and their companions, who were scourged, racked and subjected to other torments. Their martyrdom ended by beheading. Gandávi, in Flándria, sancti Macárii, Epíscopi Antiochéni, virtútibus et miráculis clari. At Ghent in Flanders, St. Macarius, bishop of Antioch, celebrated for virtues and miracles. Vallisoléti, in Hispánia, sancti Michaélis de Sanctis, ex Ordine Discalceatórum sanctíssimæ Trinitátis redemptiónis captivórum, Confessóris, innocéntia vitæ, admirábili pæniténtia et caritáte in Deum exímii; quem Pius Nonus, Póntifex Máximus, inter Sanctos rétulit. At Valladolid in Spain, St. Michael of the Saints, confessor, of the Order of Discalced Trinitarians for the Redemption of Captives, a man known for his upright life, his penitential spirit, and his great love of God. He was placed on the roll of the saints by Pope Pius IX.
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. Bademus, Abbot, Martyr|
|B. Mechtildes, Virgin and Abbess|