Roman Martyrology, The


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3rd Turin Edition — Hardcover book with Dust Jacket and Satin ribbon page marker – 372 pages, translated from the original Latin by Rev. Raphael Collins, B. A. 1946.

This is the Third Turin Edition of the Roman Martyrology, containing none of the doubtful canonizations made by the post-conciliar Church and following the traditional liturgical calendar in use for hundreds of years before Vatican II.  Many reasons make this translation of the Martyrology superior to so many other editions—among them are the nobility of its style, the serene chastity of its language, the continuity of its ancient lineage, and the fact that it is essentially the same text read by countless souls over the centuries on their pilgrimage to the Eternal Jerusalem. In a word, tradition.

May the example of those who have already trodden the path of the cross fortify our souls, give us courage, and provide hope that we too may have the grace to receive, with grateful affection, whatever end the providence of God has destined for us.

“We have the names of almost all the martyrs arranged according to the days on which they suffered, collected in one volume, and daily we offer Masses in their honor. This book does not tell us to what extent each one suffered but only his name, and the place and the day of his suffering is recalled. And so it happens that many from different lands and provinces are glorified with the commemoration of their martyrdom each day.”  (Pope Saint Gregory I, July 598 A.D.)


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