Nonis Octóbris. Luna


Nonis Octóbris.  Luna The Seventh Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Romæ, via Ardeatína, sancti Marci, Papæ et Confessóris.
At Rome, on the Ardeatine Way, the death of St. Mark, pope and confessor.

In Província quæ nuncupátur Augústa Euphratésia, sanctórum Mártyrum Sérgii et Bacchi, nobílium Romanórum, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre.  Ex his Bacchus támdiu nervis crudis cæsus est, quoadúsque, toto córpore discíssus, in Christi confessióne emítteret spíritum; Sérgius vero clavátis cothúrnis pedes indútus, et, cum in fide fixus manéret, data senténtia, jussus est decollári.  Beáti autem Sérgii nómine locus ubi quiéscit, Sergiópolis appellátus est, et, ob præclára mirácula, frequénti Christianórum concúrsu honorátur.
In the province of the Euphrates, the holy martyrs Sergius and Bacchus, noble Romans, in the time of Emperor Maximian.  Bacchus was scourged with rough sinews until his body was completely mangled, and breathed his last in the confession of Christ.  Sergius had his feet forced into shoes full of sharp-pointed nails, but, remaining unshaken in the faith, he was sentenced to be beheaded.  The place where he rests is called after him Sergiopolis, and, on account of the frequent miracles wrought there, is honoured by large gatherings of Christians.
Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Marcélli et Apuléji, qui prius quidem Simóni mago adhæsérunt; sed, vidéntes mirabília quæ per Apóstolum Petrum Dóminus operabátur, ambo, relícto Simóne, se doctrínæ Apostólicæ tradidérunt, ac, post passiónem Apostolórum, sub Aureliáno Consulári, corónam martyrii reportárunt, sepultíque sunt non longe ab Urbe.
At Rome, the holy martyrs Marcellus and Apulcius, who at first were followers of Simon Magus, but seeing the wonders which the Lord performed through the apostle Peter, they abandoned Simon and embraced the apostolic doctrine.  After the death of the apostles, under the proconsul Aurelian, they won the crown of martyrdom and were buried near the city.
Item apud Augústam Euphratésiam sanctæ Júliæ Vírginis, quæ, sub Marciáno Præside, martyrium consummávit.
Also in the province of the Euphrates, St. Julia, virgin, who suffered martyrdom under the governor Marcian.

Patávii sanctæ Justínæ, Vírginis et Mártyris; quæ, a beáto Prosdócimo, sancti Petri discípulo, baptizáta, et, cum in fide Christi constánter persísteret, Máximi Præsidis jussu, transverberáta gládio, migrávit ad Dóminum.
At Padua, St. Justina, virgin and martyr, who was baptized by blessed Prosdocimus, a disciple of St. Peter.  Because she remained firm in the faith of Christ, she was put to the sword by order of the governor Maximus, and thus went to God.

Apud Bitúricas, in Aquitánia, sancti Augústi, Presbyteri et Confessóris.
At Bourges, St. Augustus, priest and confessor.

In pago Rheménsi sancti Heláni Presbyteri.
In the diocese of Rheims, St. Helanus, priest.

In Suécia Translátio córporis sanctæ Birgíttæ Víduæ.
In Sweden, the translation of the body of St. Bridget, widow.

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.

October VII.
St. Mark, Pope and Confessor
SS. Sergius and Bacchus, Martyrs
SS. Marcellus and Apuleius, Martyrs at Rome
St. Justina of Padua, Virgin and Martyr
St. Osith, Virgin

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