Tértio Kaléndas Ianuárii Luna quarta Anno Domini 2019
December 30th 2019, the 4th day of the Moon, were born into the better life:
At Rome, the birthday
of St. Felix I, pope and martyr, who governed the Church during the
reign of Emperor Aurelian. His feast day is celebrated on the 30th of
At Spoleto, under the
Emperor Maximian, the holy martyrs Sabinus, bishop of that see; the
deacons Exuperantius and Marcellus, and the President Venustian along
with his wife and children. Marcellus and Exuperantius were first racked
then heavily cudgelled, then mangled with hooks, and their sides were
afterwards burnt until they died. Venustian and his wife and children
were shortly afterward put to the sword holy Sabinus had his hands cut
off, and was long imprisoned, and at length lashed to death. These did
not all suffer at the same time, but they are all commemorated upon the
At Alexandria, the holy martyrs Mansuetus, Severus, Appian, Donatus, Honorius and their companions.
At Thessalonica, the
holy martir Anysia (about the year 303). There likewise holy Anysius,
bishop of that city. (He succeeded St. Ascole, and died about the year
At Milan, the holy confessor Eugenius, bishop of that city.
At Ravenna, holy Liberius, bishop of that city.
At Aquila, in the Abruzzi, holy Rainerius, bishop of that city (in the twelfth century).
V. And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.