Octávo Idus Januárii. Luna


Octávo Idus Januárii. Luna. The Sixth Day of January. The Night of the Moon. 

Epiphanía Domini.
The Epiphany of our Lord.

Floréntiæ natális sancti Andréæ Corsíni, civis Florentíni, ex Ordine Carmelitárum, Epíscopi Fæsuláni et Confessóris; quem, miráculis clarum, Urbánus Papa Octávus in Sanctórum númerum rétulit.  Ejus autem festívitas recólitur prídie nonas Februárii.
At Florence, St. Andrew Corsini, a Florentine Carmelite and bishop of Fiesole.  Being celebrated for miracles, he was ranked among the saints by Urban VIII.  His festival is kept on the 4th of February.

Barcinóne, in Hispánia, item natális sancti Raymúndi de Pénafort, ex Ordine Prædicatórum, Confessóris, doctrína et sanctitáte célebris.  Ipsíus vero festum décimo Kaléndas Februárii celebrátur.
At Barcelona in Spain, St. Raymond of Pennafort, of the Order of Preachers, celebrated for sanctity and learning.  His festival is kept on the 23rd of this month.
In Africa commemorátio plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum, qui, in persecutióne Sevéri, ad palum ligáti sunt et igne consúmpti.
In Africa, the commemoration of many holy martyrs who were burned at the stake in the persecution of Severus.
In território Rheménsi pássio sanctæ Macræ Vírginis, quæ, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, jubénte Rictiováro Præside, cum in ignem esset præcipitáta et permansísset illæsa, dehinc, mamíllis abscíssis et squalóre cárceris afflícta, super testas étiam acutíssimas ac prunas volutáta, tandem orans migrávit ad Dóminum.
In the diocese of Rheims, the martyrdom of St. Macra, virgin, who, in the persecution of Diocletian, was cast into the fire by order of the governor Rictiovarus.  As she remained uninjured, she had her breasts cut away, was imprisoned in a foul dungeon, rolled upon broken earthenware and burning coals, and finally she gave up her soul while engaged in prayer.

Rhédonis, in Gállia, sancti Melánii, Epíscopi et Confessóris; qui, post innumerabílium signa virtútum, júgiter cælo inténtus, gloriósus migrávit a sæculo.
At Rennes in France, St. Melanius, bishop and confessor, who, after a life remarkable for innumerable virtues, with his thoughts constantly fixed on heaven, gloriously departed from this world.

Geris, in Ægypto, sancti Nilammónis reclúsi, qui, dum ad Episcopátum traherétur invítus, in oratióne spíritum Deo réddidit.
At Geris in Egypt, St. Nilammon, anchoret, who, while he was carried to a bishopric against his will, gave up his soul to God in prayer.

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.

January VI.
The Epiphany of Our Lord
St. Melanius, Bishop and Confessor
St. Nilammon, Hermit, near Pelusium, in Egypt
St. Peter, Abbot in England


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