Idibus Maji. Luna


Idibus Maji. Luna. The Fifteenth Day of May. The Night of the Moon. 

Sancti Joánnis Baptístæ de La Salle, Presbyteri et Confessóris, qui Sodalitátis Fratrum Scholárum Christianárum fuit Institútor, ac séptimo Idus Aprílis obdormívit in Dómino. St. John Baptist de la Salle, priest and confessor, who founded the Society of Brothers of the Christian Schools. He went to rest in the Lord on the 7th of April.

In Hispánia sanctórum Torquáti, Ctesiphóntis, Secúndi, Indalétii, Cæcílii, Hesychii et Euphrásii; qui Romæ a sanctis Apóstolis Epíscopi ordináti, et ad prædicándum verbum Dei in Hispánias dirécti sunt. Cum autem hi váriis úrbibus evangelizássent, et innúmeras multitúdines ad Christi fidem perduxíssent, divérsis in ea província locis quievérunt; scílicet Torquátus Acci, Ctésiphon Vérgii, Secúndus Abulæ, Indalétius Urci, Cæcílius Illíberi, Hesychius Cartéjæ et Euphrásius Illitúrgi. In Spain, the Saints Torquatus, Ctesiphon, Secundus, Indaletius, Cecilius, Hesychius, and Euphrasius, who were consecrated bishops at Rome by the holy apostles, and sent to Spain to preach the word of God. When they had evangelized various cities, and brought innumerable multitudes under the yoke of Christ, they rested in peace in different places in that country: Torquatus at Cadiz, Ctesiphon at Vierco, Secundus at Avila, Indaletius at Portilla, Cecílius at Elvira, Hesychius at Gibraltar, and Euphrasius at Anduxar.

Fausínæ, in Sardínia, sancti Simplícii, Epíscopi et Mártyris, qui, Diocletiáni témpore, sub Bárbaro Prǽside, perfóssus láncea martyrium consummávit. At Fausina in Sardinia, in the time of Diocletian and the governor Barbarus, Bishop St. Simplicius, who was pierced with a lance and thus gained martyrdom.

Eboræ, in Lusitánia, sancti Máncii Mártyris. At Evora in Portugal, St. Mancius, martyr.

In ínsula Chio natális beáti Isidóri Mártyris, in cujus Basílica exstat púteus, in quem fertur fuísse injéctus, de cujus aqua infírmi potáti sæpius sanántur. In the island of Chio, the birthday of blessed Isidore, martyr, in whose church is a well into which he is said to have been thrown. By drinking of the water of this well, the sick are frequently cured.

Lampásci, in Hellespónto, pássio sanctórum Petri, Andréæ, Pauli et Dionysiæ. At Lampascum in the Hellespont, the martyrdom of the Saints Peter, Andrew, Paul, and Dionysia.

Arvérnis, in Gállia, sanctórum Mártyrum Cássii, Victoríni, Máximi et Sociórum. In the Auvergne in France, the holy martyrs Cassius, Victorinus, Maximus, and their companions.

Ghelæ, in Brabántia, sanctæ Dympnæ, Vírginis et Mártyris, fíliæ Regis Hibernórum; quæ, cum in fide Christi et virginitáte servánda permanéret immóbilis, a patre jussa est decollári. At Gheel in Brabant, St. Dymphna, virgin and martyr, daughter of the king of Ireland. By order of her father, she was beheaded for the faith of Christ and the preservation of her virginity.

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.

May XIV.
St. Boniface, Martyr
St. Pachomius, Abbot
St. Pontius, an Illustrious Primitive Martyr
St. Carthagh, or Mochudu, Bishop of Lismore

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