…"If My people who bear My name, humble themselves and pray and seek My presence and turn from their wicked ways, I Myself will hear from Heaven and forgive their sins…" (2 Chron. 7:14) – "You will see that in prayer you will find more knowledge, more light, more strength, more grace and virtue than you could ever achieve by reading many books, or by great studies. Never consider as wasted the time you spend in prayer. You will discover that in prayer God communicates to you the light, strength and grace you need…" (Sr Lucia dos Santos)
Chromatius, a priest from Aquileia, became bishop there after the death of Valerianus, around 387. A friend of St Ambrose and St Jerome, he was a staunch opponent of Arianism, a great diplomat and a prolific writer, his most famous works being a collection of treatises on the Gospel of St Matthew.
May the intercession of the blessed Bishop Chromatius commend us to you, O Lord, so that through his merits we may obtain that which we cannot accomplish by our own. Through our Lord…