Quarto Kaléndas Octóbris Luna vicesima nona Anno Domini 2019
September 28th 2019, the 29th day of the Moon, was born into the better life:
In Bohemia, the holy
martyr Wenceslaus, Duke of that country, glorious for his holiness and
his miracles, who was murdered in the house of his brother, and thus
gained the palm of victory.
At Rome, the holy
martyr Privatus. He had been full of sores, whereof he had been healed
by the blessed Pope Callistus. Under the Emperor Alexander, for Christ's
faith's sake, he was flogged to death with scourges loaded with lead.
Likewise at Rome, the holy martyr Stacteus.
In Africa, the holy martyrs Martial, Lawrence, and twenty others.
At Antioch, in Pisidia,
(in the persecution under the Emperor Diocletian,) the holy martyrs
Mark, who was a shepherd, Alphius, Alexander, and Zosimus who were his
brethren, Nicon, Neon, Heliodorus, and thirty soldiers who were brought
to believe in Christ by beholding the wonders wrought by the blessed
Mark, and were crowned with martyrdom in divers manners and places.
Upon the same day, under the Emperor Decius, the holy martyr Maximus.
At Toulouse, (at the
beginning of the fifth century,) the holy Confessor Exuperius, Bishop
(of that see,) concerning whom holy Jerome hath told how sparing he was
to himself and how open-handed to others.
At Genoa, (likewise in the fifth century,) the holy Confessor Salomon, Bishop (of that see.)
At Brescia, (also in the fifth century,) holy Silvinus, Bishop (of that see.)
On the same day, the
holy Virgin Eustochion, the daughter of blessed Paula, (and disciple of
holy Jerome,) who was brought up with other virgins at the Lord's
birthplace, and passed away, glorious for. eminent good works, to be for
ever with this same Lord.
In Germany, (in the eighth century,) the holy Virgin Lioba, eminent for the gift of miracles.
V. And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.