December 30 – Saint Anysius

Saint Anysius

listenHoly Spirit, when John Chrysostom was being persecuted, Saint Anysius (d.407) ran to his defense.  He begged the Pope to return him to his office of Bishop.  As a bishop himself, he convinced fifteen others to stop worrying about possible repercussions and join the cause.  However they could not overcome the emperor’s will before Saint John died from physical abuses.  I ask Saint Anysius to pray for me to have the courage to defend those who are being oppressed, even if the cause seems hopeless.  O Lord, work through me to bring aid, comfort, hope, and freedom to the downtrodden.  Saint Anysius, pray for us.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Venerable Fulton Sheen (1895-1979)

quoteNothing can do men of good will more harm than apparent compromises with parties that subscribe to anti-moral and anti-democratic and anti-God forces. We must have the courage to detach our support from men who are doing evil. We must bear them no hatred, but we must break with them.”


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

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