Nonis Júlii. Luna


Nonis Júlii. Luna . The Seventh Day of July. The Night of the Moon. 

Sanctórum Episcopórum et Confessórum Cyrílli et Methódii fratrum, quorum natális respectíve ágitur sextodécimo Kaléndas Mártii et octávo Idus Aprílis. The holy bishops Cyril and Methodius, whose respective birthdays are on the 14th of February and the 6th of April.

Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Cláudii Commentariénsis, Nicóstrati primiscrínii, qui fuit vir beátæ Mártyris Zoæ, Castórii, Victoríni et Symphoriáni; quos omnes sanctus Sebastiánus ad fidem Christi perdúxit, et beátus Polycárpus Presbyter baptizávit. Eósdem, in perquiréndis sanctórum Mártyrum corpóribus occupátos, Fabiánus Judex comprehéndi jussit, et, cum eos, per decem dies minis et blandítiis exágitans, in nullo pénitus posset commovére, jussit tértio torquéri, ac póstea in mare præcípites dari. At Rome, the holy martyrs Claudius, a notary, Nicostratus, an assistant prefect who had been the husband of the blessed Martyr Zoa, Castorius, Victorinus, and Symphorian. All these had been brought to the faith of Christ by St. Sebastian, and baptized by the blessed priest Polycarp. While they were engaged in searching for the bodies of the holy martyrs, the judge Fabian had them arrested, and for ten days he tried to shake their constancy by threats and flatteries, but being utterly unable to succeed, he ordered them to be thrice tortured, then thrown into the sea.

Dyrráchii, in Macedónia, sanctórum Mártyrum Peregríni, Luciáni, Pompéji, Hesychii, Pápii, Saturníni et Germáni; qui, natióne Itali, in persecutióne Trajáni, cum ad eam urbem confugíssent, et ibi sanctum Astium Epíscopum, pro fide Christi, in cruce pendéntem vidérent, ac se páriter Christiános esse palam confiteréntur, ideo, Præsidis jussu, tenti sunt atque in mare demérsi. At Durazzo in Macedonia, the holy martyrs Peregrinus, Lucian, Pompeius, Hesychius, Papius, Saturninus, and Germanus, all natives of Italy. In the persecution of Trajan they took refuge in the town of Durazzo where they saw the saintly bishop Astius hanging on a cross for the faith of Christ. They then publicly declared themselves to be Christians, when, by order of the governor, they were arrested and cast into the sea.

Bríxiæ sancti Apollónii, Epíscopi et Confessóris. At Brescia, St. Apollonius, bishop and confessor.

Eystádii, in Germánia, sancti Willebáldi, ejúsdem urbis primi Epíscopi, qui fílius éxstitit sancti Richárdi, Anglórum Regis, et frater sanctæ Walbúrgæ Vírginis; atque, una cum sancto Bonifátio, labórans in Evangélio, multas gentes convértit ad Christum. At Eichstadt in Germany, St. Willibald, the first bishop of that city. He was the son of St. Richard, king of England, and brother of St. Walburga, virgin. He laboured with St. Boniface in preaching the Gospel and converted many nations to Christ.

Arvérnis, in Gállia, sancti Illídii Epíscopi. In Auvergne, St. Illidius, bishop.

Urgéllæ, in Hispánia Tarraconénsi, sancti Odónis Epíscopi. At Urgal in Spain, St. Odo, bishop.

In Anglia sancti Heddæ, Epíscopi Sáxonum occidentálium. In England, St. Hedda, bishop of the West Saxons.

Alexandríæ natális sancti Pantæni, viri Apostólici et omni sapiéntia adornáti, cui tantum stúdii et amóris erga verbum Dei quæ in Oriéntis últimis secéssibus recondúntur, fídei et devotiónis calóre succénsus, proféctus sit; ac demum, Alexandríam revérsus, ibi, sub Antoníno Caracálla, in pace quiévit. At Alexandria, the birthday of St. Pantaenus, a man of apostolic manner, filled with wisdom. He had such an affection and love for the word of God, and was so inflamed with the ardour of faith and devotion, that he set out to preach the Gospel of Christ to the nations living in the farthest districts of the East. Returning at last to Alexandria, he rested in peace, in the time of Antoninus Caracalla.

Eboríaci, in território Meldénsi, sanctæ Edilbúrgæ, Abbatíssæ et Vírginis, Anglórum Regis fíliæ. At Faremoutier, in the neighbourhood of Meaux, St. Ethelburga, virgin, daughter of the English king.

Perúsiæ Beáti Benedícti Papæ Undécimi, Tarvisíni, ex Ordine Prædicatórum, Confessóris; qui, brevi Pontificátus sui spátio, Ecclésiæ pacem, disciplínæ restauratiónem, religiónis increméntum mirífice promóvit. At Perugia, blessed Pope Benedict XI, a native of Treviso, of the Order of Preachers, who in the brief space of his pontificate greatly promoted the peace of the Church, the restoration of discipline, and the spread of religion.

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

July VII.
St. Pantænus, Father of the Church
St. Willibald, Bishop of Aichstadt, Confessor
St. Hedda, Bishop and Confessor
St. Edelburga, Virgin
St. Felix, Bishop of Nantes, Confessor
St. Benedict XI., Pope and Confessor

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