No more distant than the day before yesterday when I was out before five or so, although it felt rather colder than the 52 degrees F. that the weather mages say it is: I attribute this to the fact that (as the mages also affirm) the relative humidity is at 50% only, a far cry from the 90s where it has been hovering in the early mornings. But there are clouds, too. Two cats were the only noticeable life out and about when I was, apart from the automobiles with their obnoxiously bright headlights. There is no saint celebrated in the Sacred Liturgy this morning, hence it is called a ferial day; but in the kalendaria (of 1910 and of 1954) the feast of Saint Placidus and fellows, martyrs, was observed. After Matins diei I myself have continued with the Hours of the Holy Martyrs. The Martyrology:
Messánæ, in Sicília, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Plácidi Mónachi, qui inde a pueritia carissimus fuit discipulus sancti Benedicti, et eius fratrum Eutýchii et Victoríni, ac soróris eórum Fláviæ Vírginis, itémque Donáti, Firmáti Diáconi, Fausti et aliórum trigínta Monachórum, qui omnes a Manúcha piráta, pro Christi fide, necáti sunt.
Lutetiae Parisiorun in Gallia, sanctae Aureae, abbatissae, quam sanctus Eligius monasterio praeposuit intra civitatem ab ipso fundato sub Regula sancti Columbani, ubi trecentas virgines congregaverat (856).