Octávo Idus Augústi


Octávo Idus Augústi. Luna . The Sixth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

In monte Thabor Transfigurátio Dómini nostri Jesu Christi. On Mount Tabor, the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romæ, via Appia, in cœmetério Callísti, natális beáti Xysti Secúndi, Papæ et Mártyris, qui in persecutióne Valeriáni, gládio animadvérsus, martyrii corónam accépit. At Rome, on the Appian Way, in the cemetery of Callistus, the birthday of blessed Sixtus II, pope and martyr, who received the crown of martyrdom in the persecution of Valerian by being put to the sword.

Item Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Felicíssimi et Agapíti, ipsíus beáti Xysti Diaconórum; Januárii, Magni, Vincéntii et Stéphani, Subdiaconórum. Hi omnes, una cum eódem Pontífice páriter decolláti sunt, atque in Prætextáti cœmetério sepúlti. Passus est étiam cum eis beátus Quartus, ut scribit sanctus Cypriánus. Also, the holy martyrs Felicissimus and Agapitus, deacons of blessed Sixtus; Januarius, Magnus, Vincent, and Stephen, subdeacons, all of whom were beheaded with him and buried in the cemetery of Praetextatus. With them suffered also blessed Quartus, as is related by St. Cyprian.

Bonóniæ natális sancti Domínici Confessóris, qui Ordinis Fratrum Prædicatórum Fundátor éxstitit. Hic vir, sanctitáte et doctrína claríssimus, virginitátem perpétuo illibátam custodívit, et, ob singulárem meritórum grátiam, tres mórtuos suscitávit; cumque prædicatióne sua compressísset hæreses, ac plúrimos ad religiósam et piam vitam instituísset, in pace quiévit. Ejus autem festívitas prídie Nonas mensis hujus celebrátur, ex constitutióne Pauli Papæ Quarti. At Bologna, the birthday of St. Dominic, confessor, founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, most renowned for sanctity and learning. He preserved his chastity unsullied to the end of his life, and by his great merits raised three persons from the dead. After having repressed heresies by his preaching, and instructed many in the religious and godly life, he rested in peace. His feast is celebrated on the 4th of August by decree of Pope Paul IV.

In monastério sancti Petri de Cardégna, Ordinis sancti Benedícti, apud Burgos, in Hispánia, pássio ducentórum Monachórum cum Stéphano Abbáte, qui a Saracénis pro Jesu Christi fide interfécti sunt, atque ibídem in claustro a Christiánis sepúlti. At Burgos in Spain, in  the monastery of St. Peter of Cardegna, of the Order of St. Benedict, two hundred monks, with their abbot Stephen, who were put to death for the faith of Christ by the Saracens, and buried in the monastery by the Christians.

Complúti, in Hispánia, sanctórum Mártyrum Justi et Pastóris fratrum, qui, cum adhuc púeri lítteris imbueréntur, sponte ad martyrium, projéctis in schola tábulis, cucurrérunt; et mox, a Daciáno Præside tenéri jussi et fústibus cædi, ambo, extra civitátem perdúcti sunt, et ibi a carnífice juguláti. At Alcala in Spain, the holy martyrs Justus and Pastor, brothers. While they were yet schoolboys, they threw aside their books in school, and spontaneously ran to martyrdom. By order of the governor Dacian, they were arrested, beaten with rods, and as they exhorted each other to constancy, were led out of the city, and had their throats cut by the executioner.

Romæ sancti Hormísdæ, Papæ et Confessóris. At Rome, St. Hormisdas, pope and confessor.

Amidæ, in Mesopotámia, sancti Jacóbi Eremítæ, miráculis clari. At Amida in Mesopotamia, St. James, a hermit renowned for miracles.

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

August VI.
The Transfiguration of Our Lord
St. Xystus, or Sixtus II., Pope and Martyr
SS. Justus and Pastor, Martyrs

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