Quarto Idus Augústi


Quarto Idus Augústi. Luna . The Tenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ, via Tiburtína, natális beáti Lauréntii Archidiáconi, qui, in persecutióne Valeriáni, post plúrima torménta cárceris, vérberum diversórum, fústium, ac plumbatárum et laminárum ardéntium, ad últimum, in cratícula férrea assátus, martyrium complévit; ejúsque corpus a beáto Hippólyto et Justíno Presbytero sepúltum fuit in cœmetério Cyríacæ, in agro Veráno. At Rome, on the Tiburtine Way, the birthday of the blessed archdeacon Lawrence, martyred during the persecution of Valerian. After much suffering from imprisonment, from scourging with whips set with iron or lead, from hot metal plates, he at last completed his martyrdom by being slowly consumed on an iron instrument made in the form of a gridiron. His body was buried by blessed Hippolytus and the priest Justin in the cemetery of Cyriaca, in the Agro Verano.

In Hispánia Apparítio beátæ Maríæ Vírginis de Mercéde nuncupátæ, quæ Ordinis redemptiónis captivórum sub ejus nómine Institútrix fuit. Ipsíus autem festívitas octávo Kaléndas Octóbris recólitur. In Spain, the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of our Lady of Ransom, foundress of the Order for the Redemption of Captives. Her feast is celebrated on the 24th of September.

Romæ pássio sanctórum centum sexagínta quinque mílitum Mártyrum, sub Aureliáno Imperatóre. At Rome, the passion of one hundred and sixty-five holy martyrs, who were soldiers under Emperor Aurelian.

Alexandríæ commemorátio sanctórum Mártyrum, qui, in persecutióne Valeriáni, sub Præside Æmiliáno, divérsis exquisitísque torméntis diútius cruciáti, vário mortis génere corónam martyrii sunt adépti. At Alexandria, the commemoration of the holy martyrs who in the persecution of Valerian, under the governor Emilian, were long tormented with diverse and sharp tortures, and obtained the crown of martyrdom by various kinds of deaths.

Bérgomi sanctæ Astériæ, Vírginis et Mártyris, in persecutióne Diocletiáni et Maximiáni Imperatórum. At Bergamo, St. Asteria, virgin and martyr, in the persecution of Emperors Diocletian and Maximian.

Carthágine sanctárum Vírginum et Mártyrum Bassæ, Paulæ et Agathonícæ. At Carthage, the holy virgins and martyrs Bassa, Paula, and Agathonica.

Romæ sancti Deúsdedit Confessóris, qui quod in hebdómada mánibus suis operándo lucrabátur, die sábbati paupéribus erogábat. At Rome, the holy confessor Deusdedit, a labouring man who gave to the poor every Saturday what he had earned during the week.

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 X.
St. Laurence, Martyr
St. Deusdedit, Confessor
St. Blaan of Ireland, Bishop

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