Quartodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris


Quartodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Nineteenth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Sancti Petri de Alcántara, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum et Confessóris, qui migrávit in cælum prídie hujus diéi.
St. Peter of Alcantara, priest of the Order of Friars Minor and confessor, whose birthday was mentioned in the day previous to this.

Romæ natális sanctórum Mártyrum Ptolomǽi et Lúcii, sub Marco Antoníno.  Horum prior (ut scribit Justínus Martyr), cum impúdicam mulíerem ad Christi convertísset fidem, et castitátem cólere docuísset, ídeo, ab impúro viro apud Præféctum Urbícium accusátus, multo témpore squalóre cárceris macerátus est, et ad últimum, cum de Christi magistério pública confessióne testarétur, jussus est duci ad mortem; Lúcius quoque, cum Urbícii senténtiam improbáret et se Christiánum líbere faterétur, símilem senténtiam excépit; quibus et álius tértius adjúnctus est, qui étiam eódem supplício damnátus fuit.
At Rome, the birthday of the holy martyrs Ptolemy and Lucius, in the time of Marcus Antoninus.  The former, as we learn from the martyr Justin, converted a certain immodest woman to the faith of Christ and induced her to practice chastity.  He was accused by an evil man before the prefect Urbicius and made to undergo a long imprisonment in a foul dungeon.  At length, because he declared by a public confession that Christ was his master, he was led to execution.  Lucius protested against the sentence of Urbicius, and freely proclaimed himself to be a Christian, whereby he received the same sentence.  To them was added still a third martyr, who was condemned to suffer a like punishment.

Antiochíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Beroníci, Pelágiæ Vírginis, et aliórum quadragínta novem.
At Antioch, the holy martyrs Beronicus, the virgin Pelagia, and forty-nine others.

In Ægypto sancti Vari mílitis, qui, sub Maximíno Imperatóre, dum sanctos septem Mónachos in cárcere deténtos visitáret atque refíceret, vóluit, uno ex ipsis defúncto, in ejus locum subrogári; atque ita cum illis, sævíssima passus, martyrii palmam adéptus est.
In Egypt, St. Varus, a soldier, who, under Emperor Maximian, visited and comforted seven holy monks who were kept in prison.  When one of them died he wished to be accepted in his place, and after suffering most cruel torments with them he obtained the palm of martyrdom.

Ebróicis, in Gállia, sancti Aquilíni, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
At Evreux in France, St. Aquilinus, bishop and confessor.

In território Aurelianénsi deposítio sancti Veráni Epíscopi.
In the diocese of Orleans, the death of St. Veranus, bishop.

Apud Salérnum sancti Eustérii Epíscopi.
At Salerno, St. Eusterius, bishop.

In monastério Silvæ Necténsis, in Hibérnia, sancti Ethbíni Abbátis.
In Ireland, in the monastery of the Forest of Kildare, St. Ethbin, abbot.

Oxónii, in Anglia, sanctæ Fredeswíndæ Vírginis.
At Oxford in England, St. Frideswide, virgin.

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 XIX.
St. Peter of Alcantara, Confessor
SS. Ptolemy, Lucius, and a Third Companion, Martyrs
St. Frideswide, Virgin, Patroness of Oxford
St. Ethbin, or Egbin, Abbot

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