Kaléndis Decémbris Luna quinta Anno Domini 2019
On the morrow we keep the Feast of the holy Confessor Felix de Valois, of whom mention is made upon the 4th day of November.
December 1st 2019, the 5th day of the Moon, were born into the better life:
The first Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Prophet Nahum, who sleepeth in Begabar.
At Rome, (about the
year 283,) the holy martyrs the Priest Diodorus, and the Deacon Marianus
with many others, who gained the glory of martyrdom by command of the
There likewise the holy martyrs Lucius, Rogatus, Cassian, and Candida.
On the same day, the
holy martyr Ansanus, who confessed Christ at Rome, under the Emperor
Diocletian, and was cast into prison then was brought to Sienna, in
Tuscany, where he was beheaded, and so finished the course of his
testimony, (about the year 304.)
At Ameria, in Umbria,
under the same Diocletian, the holy martyr Olympias. He was a man of
consular rank, who had been converted by blessed Firmina, and died upon
the rack, (about the year 284.)
At Arbela, in Persia, the holy martyr Ananias.
At Narni, the holy
martyr Proculus, Bishop (of that see,) who, after many good works, was
beheaded by order of Totila, King of the Goths.
At the city of Casala, the holy martyr Evasius, Bishop (of that see.)
At Milan, holy
Castritian, Bishop (of that see,) who gained great praise for his worthy
acts and his godly and pious conduct of affairs during the most
troublous times of the Church.
At Brescia, holy Ursicinus, Bishop (of that see.)
At Noyon, (in,
probably, the year 659,) holy Eloy, Bishop (of that see,) whose
marvelous life is commended by the number of signs wrought through him.
At Verdun, (in the year 591,) holy Ageric, Bishop (of that see.)
On the same day, holy
Natalia, the wife of the blessed martyr Hadrian. She ministered for a
long time to the holy martyrs who were kept in prison at Nicomedia under
the Emperor Diocletian, and after their battle was over went to
Constantinople, where she fell asleep in peace.
V. And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.