Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fire aflame

 "I am making my retreat with the Eucharistic Heart.  
I am on fire,burning with the desire to love God 
and to bring others to love Him." - Bl Dina Belanger

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 “The Eucharist strikes such fire within us 
that we are compelled by our actions and our presence to
warm the people we live among and to melt the ice
of hate, discrimination, indifference, injustice
and isolation. 'Can a man hide fire in his bosom
and his garments not burn?' " (Proverbs 6:27)

 Fr Franklyn M McAfee
 Excerpt from “They Have Been with Jesus

St Sebastian
Italy ~ 288 +
 Defender of the Faith, Martyr
Patron of archers, athletes and soldiers
Feast Day - January 20

St Sebastian, Captain of the Praetorian Guard of the Roman Emperor, was condemned to death for professing his Faith. He was shot with arrows and left for dead, but when the widow of St. Castulus went to recover his body, she found he was still alive and nursed him back to health. Soon after, Sebastian intercepted the Emperor Diocletian, denounced him for his cruelty to Christians, but was beaten to death on the Emperor’s orders. 

St Sebastian, pray for us!

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