Sunday, 28 August 2016
28th August, St Hermes, Martyr
St. Hermes, Martyr
"At Rome," says the Roman Martyrology, "the triumph of St. Hermes, a very eminent personage, who, after having been some time in prison was beheaded with several other saints under the Judge Aurelian, as related in the acts of Pope St. Alexander (of about 133)."
Laetábitur justus in Dómino, et sperábit in eo: et laudabúntur omnes recti corde. * Exáudi, Deus, oratiónem meam, cum déprecor: a timóre inimíci éripe ánimam meam.
The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in Him: and all the upright of heart shall be praised. * Hear, O God, my prayer when I make supplications to Thee: deliver my sould from the fear of the enemy.
(Psalm 63:11,2 from the Introit of Mass)
Deus, qui beatum Hermetem Martyrem tuum virtute constantiae in passione roborasti: ex ejus nobis imitatione tribue; pro amore tuo prospera mundi despicere, et nulla ejus adversa formidare.
O God, who didst endow blessed Hermes, Thy martyr, with the virtue of constancy in suffering, grant us in imitation of him to despise worldly prosperity for the love of Thee, and to fear no temporal adversity.
From the Catholic Encyclopaedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07268a.htm
See also Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Hermes