Three Mondays are most unfortunate, says an old writer, to begin any notable work – “the first, Monday of April, the which day Caine was borne and his brother Abel was slaine; the second is the first Monday of August, the which day Sodom and Gomorrah were confounded; and the third the third Monday of December, the which day Judas Iscariot was born, who betrayed our Saviour Jesus Christ.” An old Saxon manuscript puts these among the Dies Mali.
- “dies mali”. , 1880. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 January 2017. Web. 24 March 2017. <>