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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

15th February, SS Faustinus and Jovita, Martyrs

SS Faustinus and Jovita, Martyrs

St. Faustinus and St. Jovita, both born at Brescia, were brothers and of noble origin. During the persecution, "they stood the assault of sufferings, disgrace and tribulations" (Epistle) in several towns of Italy.

"They were tortured to death " (Gospel) at Brescia, at the beginning of Hadrian's reign in 117.

"Following the example of the holy Martyrs Faustinus and Jovita, let us apply ourselves with ardour to penance so that we may enjoy the fruits of the redemption."

Salus autem justorum a Domino: et protector eorum est in tempore tribulationis. * Noli aemulari in malignantibus: neque zelaveris facientes iniquitatem.
But the salvation of the just if from the Lord: and He is their protector in the time of trouble. * Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity.
(Psalm 36:39,1 from the Introit of Mass)

Deus, qui nos ánnua sanctórum Mártyrum tuórum Faustíni et Jovítae sollemnitáte laetíficas: concéde propítius; ut, quorum gaudémus méritis, accendámur exémplis.
O God, who year by year dost gladden us by the solemnity of Thy holy martyrs Faustinus and Jovita, mercifully grant that we, who rejoice in their merits, may be inspired by their examples.

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