Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris


Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Twentieth Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

In Aviénsi civitáte, prope Aquilam, in Vestínis, natális beáti Máximi, Levítæ et Mártyris; qui, patiéndi desidério, inquiréntibus se persecutóribus palam osténdit, et, post responsiónis constántiam, equúleo suspénsus ac tortus, deínde fústibus cæsus, ad últimum, e sublími loco præcipitátus, occúbuit.
At Abia, near Aquila in Abruzzo, the birthday of blessed Maximus, deacon and martyr.  Because of his desire to suffer he shewed himself to the persecutors of his own accord.  After answering with great constancy, he was racked and tortured, then beaten with rods, and he finally died by being cast headlong from a high place.

Agénni, in Gállia, sancti Caprásii Mártyris, qui, cum rábiem persecutiónis declínans láteret in spelúnca, tandem, áudiens quáliter beáta Fides Virgo pro Christo agonizáret, índeque animátus ad tolerántiam passiónum, orávit ad Dóminum, ut, si eum glória martyrii dignum judicáret, ex lápide spelúncæ limpidíssima aqua manáret; quod cum Dóminum præstitísset, secúrus ad áream certáminis properávit, et palmam martyrii, sub Maximiáno Imperatóre, fórtiter dimicándo proméruit.
At Agen in France, St. Caprasius, martyr.  He was hiding in a cavern to avoid the violence of the persecution when the report of the blessed virgin Faith’s courage in suffering for Christ roused him to endure the torments.  He prayed to God that, if he were deemed worthy of the glory of martyrdom, clear water might flow from the rock of his cave.  God granted his prayer, and he went with confidence to the scene of the trial, where, after a valiant struggle, he merited the palm of martyrdom under Maximian.

Antiochíæ sancti Artémii, Ducis Augustális, qui, sub Constantíno Magno præcláris milítiæ honóribus functus, a Juliáno Apóstata, quem sævítiæ in Christiános argúerat, fústibus cædi, aliísque torméntis afflígi, ac demum cápite truncári jubétur.
At Antioch, St. Artemius, an imperial officer who had filled high positions in the army under Constantine the Great.  Julian the Apostate, however, whom he rebuked for his cruelty towards Christians, ordered him to be beaten with rods, subjected to other torments, and finally beheaded.

Constantinópoli sancti Andréæ Creténsis Mónachi, qui ob cultum sacrárum Imáginum, sub Constantíno Coprónymo, sæpius verberátus, tandem, amputáto áltero pede, réddidit spíritum.
At Constantinople, St. Andrew of Crete, a monk who had often been scourged by Constantine Copronymus for his veneration of holy images.  After one of his feet had been cut off he rendered up his soul.

Colóniæ Agrippínæ pássio sanctárum Vírginum Marthæ et Saulæ, cum áliis plúribus.
At Cologne, the martyrdom of the holy virgins Martha and Saula, with many others.

Apud Nabántiam, in Lusitánia, sanctæ Irénes, Vírginis et Mártyris; cujus corpus honorífice sepúltum fuit in óppido Scálabi, quod ipsíus Sanctæ nómine insígnitum inde permánsit.
In Portugal, St. Irene, virgin and martyr.  Her body was honourably buried in the town of Scalabris.  Since that time the town has been named Santarem, which is derived from her name.

Alsóntiæ, in território Rheménsi, sancti Sindúlphi, Presbyteri et Confessóris.
At Aussonce, in the diocese of Rheims, St. Sindulphus, priest and confessor.

Apud Mindam, in Germánia, Translátio sancti Feliciáni, Epíscopi Fulginátis et Mártyris; cujus ibi depósita fuit sacrárum pars reliquiárum, quæ in Germániam advéctæ sunt ex Umbriæ civitáte Fulgíneo, ubi ipse nono Kaléndas Februárii passus quondam fúerat.
At Minden in Germany, the translation of St. Felician, bishop of Foligno and martyr.  From his holy relics a portion was placed in an urn and brought to Germany from the city of Foligno in Umbria, where he had died on the 24th of January.

Lutétiæ Parisiórum item Translátio sanctórum Mártyrum Geórgii Diáconi, et Aurélii, ex urbe Hispániæ Córduba, in qua olim, una cum áliis tribus Sóciis, ambo martyrium compléverant sexto Kaléndas Augústi.
At Paris, the translation of the holy martyrs George, a deacon, and Aurelius from Cordova, a city of Spain, where they had died with three companions on the 27th of July.

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 XX.
St. Artemius, Martyr
St. Barsabias, Abbot, and His Companions, Martyrs, in Persia
St. Zenobius, Bishop of Florence, Confessor
St. Sindulphus, or Sendou, Priest of Rheims

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