January 20 – Saint Fabian


Blessed Jesus, Saint Fabian (d. 250) was filled with zeal and wisdom. As a layman and farmer, he entered Rome on the day a new pope was being elected.  By God’s design, a dove flew into the proceedings and landed on his head, an obvious sign that God had anointed him to serve as pope.  Surprised but obedient, Saint Fabian said yes.  In whatever capacity God calls me, may I be just as obedient and filled with zeal.  Help me to be open to the unexpected.  Show me what holds me back and help me to let go of all hesitations.  Teach me how to trust unreservedly in God’s plan.  Saint Fabian, pray for me.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Blessed Basil A. Marie Moreau (1799-1873)
Feast day January 20

quoteHow true it is that God lovingly protects and encourages everyone who recognizes their own weakness and trustfully asks the help of His Providence.”

Blessed Cyprian M.I. Tansi (1903-1964)
Feast day January 20

quoteOne of the sure signs of fervor and progress in life is joy and contentment. When we are satisfied with God and with His way of dealing with us, it reflects on the countenance. The face is aglow with joy.”

Saint Euthymius the Great (378-473)
Feast day January 20

quoteWhat salt is to bread, love is to other virtues.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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