Décimo Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.


Décimo Kaléndas Mártii.  Luna. The Twentieth Day of February.  The Night of the Moon.

Tyri, in Phœnícia, commemorátio beatórum Mártyrum, quorum númerum solíus sciéntia Dei cólligit. Hi omnes, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre, a Vetúrio, mílitum magístro, multis tormentórum genéribus, sibi ínvicem succedéntibus, occísi sunt; nam, primo quidem flagris toto córpore dilaniáti, inde divérsis bestiárum genéribus tráditi, sed ab illis divína virtúte nil læsi, post, áddita feritáte ignis ac ferri, martyrium consummárunt. Eórum vero gloriósam multitúdinem ad victóriam incitábant Epíscopi Tyránnio, Silvánus, Péleus et Nilus, ac Presbyter Zenóbius, qui, felíci agóne, una cum illis, martyrii palmam adépti sunt. At Tyre in Phoenicia, the commemoration of many blessed martyrs, whose number is known to God alone. Under Emperor Diocletian, they were put to death after a long and varied series of torments by the military commander Veturius. They first had their bodies torn with scourges, then delivered to several different kinds of beasts. Providence prevented their injury throughout all this, but their martyrdom was granted by means of fire and the sword. Tyrannio, Sylvanus, Peleus, and Nilus, all bishops, and Zenobius, a priest, urged the gloriously assembled multitude to victory, and they all endured the test successfully to win the palm of martyrdom. Constantinópoli sancti Eleuthérii, Epíscopi et Mártyris. At Constantinople, St. Eleutherius, bishop and martyr. In Pérside natális sancti Sadoth Epíscopi, et aliórum centum vigínti octo; qui, sub Rege Persárum Sápore, cum Solem adoráre renuíssent, crudéli nece præcláras sibi corónas comparárunt. In Persia, in the time of King Sapor, the birthday of St. Sadoth, bishop, and one hundred and twenty-eight others who refused to adore the sun, but who by a cruel death purchased shining crowns. In Cypro sanctórum Mártyrum Potámii et Nemésii. In the island of Cyprus, the holy martyrs Pothamius and Nemesius. Cátanæ, in Sicília, sancti Leónis Epíscopi, qui virtútibus atque miráculis coruscávit. At Catania in Sicily, St. Leo, bishop, illustrious for virtues and miracles. Eódem die sancti Euchérii, Aurelianénsis Epíscopi, qui eo magis miráculis cláruit, pro plúribus invidórum calúmniis fuit oppréssus. The same day, St. Eucherius, bishop of Orleans, who, the more he was oppressed by the calumnies of the envious, the more he impressed them with his miracles. Tornáci, in Gálliis, sancti Eleuthérii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Tournai in Belgium, St. Eleutherius, bishop and confessor.

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:

February XX.
SS. Tyrannio, Bishop of Tyre, Zenobius, and Other Martyrs in Phœnicia
St. Sadoth, Bishop of Seleucia and Ctesiphon, with 128 Companions, Martyrs
St. Eleutherius, Bishop of Tournay, Martyr
St. Mildred, Virgin and Abbess
St. Eucherius, Bishop of Orleans, Confessor
St. Ulrick, Recluse in England

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