October 17 – Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Saint Ignatius of Antioch

listenDear Holy Spirit, Saint Ignatius of Antioch was taken to Rome under military guard after he was condemned to die in the Roman amphitheater.  On the way, he wrote inspiring letters to Christian communities.  Nothing would stop him from carrying out his ministry of preaching the Gospel.  I ask him to pray for me to continually find opportunities to build up Your kingdom, even in the midst of problems.  Keep me from being blinded by discouragement, so that I may see that there are always opportunities to share the Gospel with others.  When there are roadblocks in my path, show me the way around them.  Saint Ignatius of Antioch, pray for me.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Ignatius of Antioch (d. 107)

quoteAs God’s athlete, be sober: The stake is immortality and eternal life.”

Saint John Kolobos (d. 409)
Feast day October 17

quoteI never follow my own will, nor did I ever teach another what I have not first practiced myself.”


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

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