Tértio Kaléndas Novémbris Luna secunda Anno Domini 2019
October 30th 2019, the 2nd day of the Moon, were born into the better life:
In Africa, two hundred and twenty holy martyrs.
At Tangiers, in
Morocco, (in the third century,) the holy centurion Marcellus, who
accomplished martyrdom by being beheaded under Agricolaus, Vicar to the
Prefect of the Pretorium.
At Alexandria, thirteen holy martyrs, who suffered under the Emperor Decius, along with Julian, Eunus, and Macarius.
At Alexandria also, the
holy martyr Eutropia, who visited the martyrs, and, being most cruelly
tormented along with them, gave up the ghost.
At Cagliari, in
Sardinia, the holy martyr Saturninus, who was beheaded under the
President Barbarus, in the persecution under the Emperor Diocletian.
At Apamea, in Phrygia, under the same Emperor Diocletian, the holy martyr Maximus.
At Leon, in Spain, the
holy martyrs Claudius, Lupercus, and Victorius, sons of the holy
centurion Marcellus, who were beheaded under the President Diogenian, in
the persecution under the Emperors Diocletian and Maximian.
At Algaea, in Cilicia,
under the President Lysias and the Emperor Diocletian, the holy martyrs
Zenobius, Bishop (of that see,) and Zenobia his sister.
At Altino, the holy martyr Theonestus, Bishop (of Philippi, in Macedonia,) who was slain by the Arians.
At Paris, the holy martyr Lucan.
At Antioch, (in the third century,) holy Serapion, Patriarch (of that see,) eminent for his learning.
At Capua, the holy
Confessor Germanus, Bishop (of that see,) a man of great holiness, whose
soul, at the hour of his death, holy Benedict saw carried heavenward by
At Potenza, in Lucania, (in the year 1119,) holy Gerard, Bishop (of that see.)
At Palma, in Majorca,
(in the year 1617,) the holy Confessor Alphonsus Rodriguez, temporal
coadjutor in the Society of Jesus, eminent for his lowliness and his
love of mortification, whose name Leo XII. numbered with tnose of the
Blessed, and Leo XIII
with those of the Saints.
V. And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.