Quarto Idus Octóbris. Luna


Quarto Idus Octóbris.  Luna The Twelfth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Romæ sanctórum Mártyrum Evágrii, Prisciáni, et Sociórum.
At Rome, the holy martyrs Evagrius, Priscian, and their companions.

In Africa sanctórum Confessórum et Mártyrum quátuor míllium nongentórum sexagínta sex, in persecutióne Wandálica, sub Hunneríco, Rege Ariáno.  Hi, cum essent partim Epíscopi Ecclesiárum Dei, partim Presbyteri et Diáconi, associátis sibi turbis fidélium populórum, pro defensióne cathólicæ veritátis in horríbilis erémi exsílium trusi sunt; ex quibus plúrimi, dum crudéliter a Mauris duceréntur, hastílium cuspídibus impúlsi ad curréndum et lapídibus tunsi, álii, ligátis pédibus, velut cadávera per dura et áspera loca tracti et síngulis membris discérpti, ad extrémum, várie excruciáti, martyrium celebrárunt.  Erant inter eos præcípui Sacerdótes Dómini, Felix et Cypriánus Epíscopi.
In Africa, four thousand nine hundred and sixty-six holy confessors and martyrs in the persecution of the Vandals under the Arian king Hunneric.  Some of them were bishops of the churches of God, some priests and deacons, and there was a multitude of the faithful who were driven into a frightful wilderness for the defence of the Catholic truth.  Many of them were cruelly molested by the Moorish leaders, and with sharp-pointed spears and stones were forced to hasten their march; others, with their feet tied, were dragged like corpses through rough places and were mangled in all their limbs.  At the end they were tortured in different manners and won the honours of martyrdom.  The principal ones among them were the bishops Felix and Cyprian.

Ravénnæ, via Laurentína, natális sancti Edístii Mártyris.
At Ravenna, on the Via Laurentina, the birthday of St. Edistius, martyr.

In Lycia sanctæ Domnínæ Mártyris, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre.
In Lycia, under Emperor Diocletian,  St. Domnina, martyr.

Celénæ, in Pannónia, sancti Maximiliáni, Epíscopi Laureacénsis.
At Cilli in Austria, St. Maximilian, bishop of Lorch.

Eboráci, in Anglia, sancti Walfrídi, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At York in England, St. Wilfrid, bishop and confessor.

Medioláni sancti Monæ Epíscopi, qui, cum de Epíscopo eligéndo agerétur, cælésti lúmine circumfúsus, eo signo mirabíliter in Pontíficem illíus Ecclésiæ est assúmptus.
At Milan, St. Monas, bishop.  He was chosen as head of that church because a miraculous light from heaven surrounded him when they were deliberating on the choice of a bishop.

Verónæ sancti Salvíni Epíscopi.
At Verona, St. Salvinus, bishop.
In Syria sancti Eustáchii, Presbyteri et Confessóris.
In Syria, St. Eustace, priest and confessor.

Asculi, in Picéno, sancti Seraphíni Confessóris, ex Ordine Minórum Capuccinórum, vitæ sanctimónia et humilitáte conspícui; quem Clemens Décimus tértius, Póntifex Máximus, Sanctórum fastis adscrípsit.
At Ascoli in Piceno, St. Seraphinus, confessor, of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, distinguished by his humility and holiness of life.  He was enrolled among the saints by the Sovereign Pontiff Clement XIII.

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 XII.
St. Wilfred, Bishop of York, Confessor

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