Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna


Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna . The Nineteenth Day of November. The Night of the Moon. 

In óppido Marpúrgi, in Germánia, deposítio sanctæ Elísabeth Víduæ, Regis Hungarórum Andréæ fíliæ, ex tértio Ordine sancti Francísci, quæ, pietátis opéribus assídue inténta, miráculis clara migrávit ad Dóminum.
At Marburg in Germany, the death of St. Elizabeth, widow, daughter of King Andrew of Hungary, and member of the Third Order of St. Francis.  After a life spent in the performance of works of piety, she went to heaven, having a reputation for miracles.

Sancti Pontiáni, Papæ et Mártyris; cujus dies natális tértio Kaléndas Novémbris recensétur.
St. Pontianus, pope and martyr, whose birthday occurs on the 30th of October.

Samaríæ, in Palæstína, sancti Abdíæ Prophétæ.
At Samaria in Palestine, the holy prophet Abdias.

Romæ, via Appia, natális sancti Máximi, Presbyteri et Mártyris, qui, in persecutióne Valeriáni passus, pósitus est ad sanctum Xystum.
At Rome, on the Appian Way, the birthday of St. Maximus, priest and martyr, who suffered in the persecution of Valerian and was buried near St. Sixtus.

In civitáte Astiagénsi, in Hispánia, beáti Crispíni Epíscopi, qui, cápite amputáto, martyrii glóriam adéptus est.
At Ecija in Spain, blessed Bishop Crispin, who obtained the glory of martyrdom by beheading.

Eódem die sancti Fausti, Diáconi Alexandríni, qui primum, in persecutióne Valeriáni, cum sancto Dionysio, in exsílium missus est; deínde, ætáte longævus, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, animadvérsus gládio martyrium consummávit.
St. Faustus, deacon of Alexandria, who had been banished with St. Denis in the persecution of Valerian; later, in the persecution of Diocletian, being advanced in age, his martyrdom was accomplished by the sword.

Cæsaréæ, in Cappadócia, sancti Bárlaam Mártyris, qui, agréstis licet et rudis, Christi sapiéntia munítus tyránnum vicit, et ignem ipsum per invíctam fídei constántiam superávit; in cujus die natáli sanctus Basilíus Magnus célebrem hábuit oratiónem.
At Caesarea in Cappadocia, St. Barlaam, martyr, who, though unpolished and ignorant, was armed with the wisdom of Christ to overcome the tyrant, and by the constancy of his faith, subdue fire itself.  On his birthday, St. Basil the Great delivered a celebrated sermon.

Viénnæ, in Gállia, sanctórum Mártyrum Severíni, Exsupérii et Feliciáni; quorum córpora, post multa annórum currícula, ipsis revelántibus, invénta, et a Pontífice, clero et pópulo illíus urbis honorífice subláta, condígno honóre cóndita sunt.
At Vienne in France, the holy martyrs Severinus, Exuperius and Felician.  Their bodies, after the lapse of many years, were found through their own revelation, and being taken up with due honours by the bishop, clergy, and people of that city, were buried with becoming solemnity.

In Isáuria pássio sanctórum Azæ et Sociórum centum quinquagínta mílitum, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre et Aquilíno Tribúno.
In Isauria the martyrdom of St. Azas and his soldier companions, to the number of one hundred and fifty, under Emperor Diocletian and the tribune Aquilinus.

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.

November XIX.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Widow
St. Pontian, Pope and Martyr
St. Barlaam, Martyr


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