30th OCTOBER: ST MARCELLUS – PRAYER MEDITATION
St Marcellus +ca.298
“While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit … Lord, do not hold this sin against them.’ (Acts 7:59-60)
The martyrs desired death, not to avoid work, but to attain their goal. And they did not fear death because they had substituted the love of their own bodies with divine and supernatural love. (St Catherine of Siena)
Glorious St Marcellus, we pray for all Christians who suffer and die for their faith. Amen.