Tértio Nonas Octóbris. Luna


Tértio Nonas Octóbris.  Luna. The Fifth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Messánæ, in Sicília, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Plácidi Mónachi, e beáti Benedícti Abbátis discípulis, et ejus fratrum Eutychii et Victoríni, ac soróris eórum Fláviæ Vírginis, itémque Donáti, Firmáti Diáconi, Fausti et aliórum trigínta Monachórum, qui omnes a Manúcha piráta, pro Christi fide, necáti sunt.
At Messina in Sicily, the birthday of the holy martyrs Placidus, a monk who was a disciple of the blessed Abbot Benedict, and of his brothers Eutychius and Victorinus, and the virgin Flavia, their sister; also of Donatus, Firmatus, a deacon, Faustus, and thirty other monks, who were murdered for the faith of Christ by the pirate Manuchas.

Apud Smyrnam item natális beáti Thraséæ, Epíscopi Euméniæ, martyrio consummáti.
At Smyrna, the birthday of blessed Thraseas, bishop of Eumenia, who ended his career through martyrdom.

Antisiodóri deposítio sanctórum germanórum Firmáti Diáconi, et Flaviánæ Vírginis.
At Auxerre, the death of the saintly deacon Firmatus and the virgin Flaviana, his sister.

Tréviris sanctórum Mártyrum Palmátii et Sociórum; qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub Rictiováro Præside, martyrium subiérunt.
At Treves, the holy martyrs Palmatius and his companions, who suffered martyrdom in the persecution of Diocletian, under the governor Rictiovarus.

Eódem die pássio sanctæ Charitínæ Vírginis, quæ, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre et Domítio Consulári, ígnibus est cruciáta et in mare projécta, et, cum inde incólumis evasísset, tandem, mánibus et pédibus abscíssis dentibúsque convúlsis, in oratióne spíritum emísit.
Also, under Emperor Diocletian and the proconsul Domitius, St. Charitina, virgin.  She was exposed to the fire and thrown into the sea, but escaping uninjured, her hands and feet were cut off and her teeth torn out, and finally she yielded up her spirit in prayer.

Ravénnæ sancti Marcellíni, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Ravenna, St. Marcellinus, bishop and confessor.

Valéntiæ, in Gállia, sancti Apollináris Epíscopi, cujus vita virtútibus fuit illústris, et mors signis ac prodígiis decoráta.
At Valence in France, St. Apollinaris, a bishop, renowned in life for virtues and in death for miracles and prodigies.

Eódem die sancti Attiláni, Epíscopi Zamorénsis, quem beátus Urbánus Papa Secúndus in Sanctórum númerum rétulit.
Also, St. Atilanus, bishop of Zamora, who was ranked among the saints by Pope Urban II.

Romæ sanctæ Gallæ Víduæ, fíliæ Symmachi Cónsulis, quæ, viro suo defúncto, apud Ecclésiam beáti Petri multis annis oratióni, eleemósynis, jejúniis aliísque sanctis opéribus inténta permánsit; cujus felicíssimum tránsitum sanctus Gregórius Papa descrípsit.
At Rome, St. Galla, widow, daughter of the consul Symmachus.  After the death of her husband, she remained for many years near the church of St. Peter, devoted to prayer, almsgiving, fasting, and other pious works.  Her most happy death has been described by Pope St. Gregory.

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.

October V.
St. Placidus, Abbot, and Companions, Martyrs
St. Galla, Widow

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