Tértio Idus Aprílis. Luna.


Tértio Idus Aprílis. Luna. The Eleventh Day of April. The Night of the Moon.

Sancti Leónis Papæ Primi, cognoménto Magni, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris, cujus dies natális recólitur quarto Idus Novémbris. St. Leo the First, pope and confessor, who was surnamed the Great. His birthday falls on the 10th of November. Pérgami, in Asia, sancti Antípæ, testis fidélis, cujus méminit sanctus Joánnes in Apocalypsi. Ipse autem Antípas, sub Domitiáno Imperatóre, in bovem æneum candéntem conjéctus, martyrium consummávit. At Pergamum in Asia, the faithful witness, St. Antipas, who was mentioned by St. John in the Apocalypse. Under Emperor Domitian, he was enclosed in an ox made of brass that had been heated to redness, and thus completed his martyrdom. Salónæ, in Dalmátia, sanctórum Mártyrum Domniónis Epíscopi, cum milítibus octo. At Salona in Dalmatia, the holy martyrs Domnio, bishop, and eight soldiers. Gortynæ, in Creta, sancti Philíppi Epíscopi, vita et doctrína claríssimi, qui, tempóribus Marci Antoníni Veri et Lúcii Aurélii Cómmodi, Ecclésiam sibi créditam regens, a furóre Gentílium et ab hæreticórum insídiis eándem tutátus est. At Gortina in Crete, during the reign of Marcus Antoninus Verus and Lucius Aurelius Commodus, St. Philip, bishop, well known for his life and his teaching. He had defended the Church entrusted to his care against the fury of the heathen and the snares of the heretics. Nicomedíæ sancti Eustórgii Presbyteri. At Nicomedia, the priest St. Eustorgius. Spoléti sancti Isaac, Mónachi et Confessóris, cujus virtútes sanctus Gregórius Papa commémorat. At Spoleto, St. Isaac, monk and confessor, whose virtues are recorded by Pope St. Gregory. Apud Gazam in Palæstína, sancti Barsanúphii Anachorétæ, sub Justiniáno Imperatóre. At Gaza in Palestine, in the time of Emperor Justinian, St. Barsanuphius, an anchoret. Lucæ, in Etrúria, sanctæ Gemmæ Galgáni, Vírginis, contemplatióne Domínicæ Passiónis et vitæ sanctitátis mirábilis, quam Pius Papa Duodécimus in Sanctárum númerum rétulit. At Luca in Etruria, St. Gemma Galgani, virgin, renowned for her contemplation of the Passion of our Lord, and for a life of holiness, and whom Pope Pius XII joined to the number of the Saints.

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:

April XI.
St. Leo the Great, Pope
St. Antipas, Martyr
St. Guthlake, Hermit, and Patron of the Abbey of Croyland
St. Maccai, Abbot
St. Aid, of Eacharaidh

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