March 18 – Saint Cyril of Jerusalem
O Dear Christ, Saint Cyril of Jerusalem was the bishop of Jerusalem when the persecutions ended and great heresies began. This new enemy tried to force him to accept false teachings about the Church, but he stood firm. When anti-Christians tried to prove that You were wrong in Your prophecies, his confidence came from knowing that You would prove Yourself right. Strengthen my own convictions. Help me to recognize the false teachings in my society and to not be swayed by them. Teach me to stand firmly on the truth when it’s attacked, remaining always peaceful through faith in You. Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, pray for me. Amen.
Quotes for Today
Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (315-386 A.D.)
Doctor of the Church
Accepting the faith is like putting into the bank the money we have given you; God will ask you for an account of this deposit.”
Our actions have a tongue of their own; they have an eloquence of their own, even when the tongue is silent. For deeds prove the lover more than words.”
Certainly in times of tranquility the cross should give you joy. But maintain the same faith in times of persecution. Otherwise you will be a friend of Jesus in times of peace and his enemy during war.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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