Tértio Kaléndas Decémbris Luna tertia Anno Domini 2019
morrow is the Eve of the holy Apostle Andrew. On the same day we keep
the feast of the holy Confessor Willibrord, Archbishop of Utrecht, in
Friesland, who was ordained Bishop by blessed Pope Sergius, and preached
the Gospel in Friesland and Denmark. Mention is made of him upon the
7th day of this present month of November.
November 29th 2019, the 3rd day of the Moon, were born into the better life:
At Rome, upon the
Salarian Way, under the Emperor Maximian, the holy martyrs Saturninus
the Elder, and Sisinius the Deacon. They suffered long in prison, and
the Prefect of the city then commanded them to be stretched upon the
rack, and drawn with thongs, to be flogged with cudgels and loaded
scourges, then tormented with fire, and at last to be taken down from
the rack and beheaded.
At Toulouse, the holy
martyr Saturninus, Bishop (of that see,) who, in the time of the Emperor
Decius, was tried by the pagans in the capitol of the same city, and
cast down the steps from the summit thereof, so that his head was
broken, and his brain scattered, and his whole body mangled, and he gave
up his worthy soul to Christ.
Likewise, under Decius
the Emperor and Aquilinus the President, the holy martyrs Paramon and
three hundred and seventy-five others, his Companions.
At Ancyra, the holy
martyr Philomen, who, under the President Felix, in the persecution
under the Emperor Aurelian, was tried with fire, and then had nails
driven into his hands and feet, and at last into his head, and so
finished his testimony.
At Veroli, the holy martyrs Blaise and Demetrius.
At Todi, (in the fourth century,) the holy Virgin Illuminata.
V. And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.
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