Idibus Augústi


Idibus Augústi. Luna . The Thirteenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon. 

Romæ beáti Hippólyti Mártyris, qui pro confessióne glória, sub Valeriáno Imperatóre, post ália torménta, ligátis pédibus ad colla indomitórum equórum, per carduétum et tríbulos crudéliter tractus est, ac, toto córpore laceráto, emísit spíritum. Passi sunt étiam eódem die beáta Concórdia, ejus nutrix, quæ ante ipsum, plumbátis cæsa, migrávit ad Dóminum; et álii decem et novem de domo sua, qui extra portam Tiburtínam decolláti sunt, et, una cum ipso, in agro Veráno sepúlti. At Rome, the blessed Hippolytus, martyr, who gloriously confessed the faith, under Emperor Valerian. After enduring other torments, he was tied by the feet to the necks of wild horses, and being cruelly dragged through briars and brambles, and having all his body lacerated, he yielded up his spirit. On the same day suffered also blessed Concordia, his nurse, who being scourged in his presence with leaded whips, went to our Lord, and nineteen others of his household, who were beheaded beyond the Tiburtine Gate, and buried with him in the Agro Verano.

Apud Forum Sillæ natális sancti Cassiáni Mártyris, qui cum adoráre idóla noluísset, ídeo, vocátis a persecutóre púeris, quibus exósus docéndo factus fúerat, data est eis facúltas eum periméndi; quorum quanto infírmior erat manus, tanto graviórem martyrii pœnam, diláta morte, faciébat. At Imola, the birthday of St. Cassian, martyr. As he refused to worship idols, the persecutor called the boys whom the saint had taught and who hated him, giving them leave to kill him. The torment suffered by the martyr was the more grievous, as the hands which inflicted it, by reason of weakness, rendered death long drawn-out.

Tudérti, in Umbria, sancti Cassiáni, Epíscopi et Mártyris, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre. At Todi in Umbria, St. Cassian, bishop and martyr, under Emperor Diocletian.

Burgis, in Hispánia, sanctárum Centóllæ et Hélenæ Mártyrum. At Burgos in Spain, Saints Centolla and Helena, martyrs.

Constantinópoli sancti Máximi Abbátis, doctrína et cathólicæ veritátis zelo insígnis; qui, cum advérsus Monothelítas strénue decertáret, ab hærético Imperatóre Constánte, præcísis mánibus ac lingua, in Chersonésum relegátus est, ibíque, glória confessiónis clarus, spíritum Deo réddidit. Tunc étiam duo Anastásii, qui ejus erant discípuli, aliíque plures divérsa torménta et dura exsília sunt expérti. At Constantinople, St. Maximus, a monk distinguished for learning and for zeal for Catholic truth. Valiantly disputing the Monothelites, he had his hands and tongue torn from him by the heretical emperor Constans, and was banished to Chersonesus, where he breathed his last. At this time, two of his disciples, both named Anastasius, and many others endured divers torments and the hardships of exile.

Fritesláriæ, in Germánia, sancti Wigbérti, Presbyteri et Confessóris. At Fritzlar in Germany, St. Wigbert, priest and confessor.

Romæ natális sancti Joánnis Berchmans, scholástici e Societáte Jesu et Confessóris, vitæ innocéntia et religiósæ disciplínæ custódia præclári; cui Leo Décimus tértius, Póntifex Máximus, cælitum Sanctórum honóres decrévit. At Rome, the birthday of St. John Berchmans, a scholastic of the Society of Jesus, illustrious for his innocence and for his fidelity to the rules of the religious life. He was canonized by Pope Leo XIII.

Pictávis, in Gállia, sanctæ Radegúndis Regínæ, cujus vita miráculis et virtútibus cláruit. At Poitiers in France, St. Radegund, queen, whose life was renowned for miracles and virtues.

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 XIII.
St. Hippolytus, Priest and Martyr
St. Cassian, Martyr
St. Radegundes, Queen of France
St. Wigbert, Abbot and Confessor

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