April 18 – Saint Perfecto


listenDear God, when Saint Perfecto (d.850) was stopped by Moors who asked his opinion of Jesus, Perfecto explained, “Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of the world.”  Even though they had promised that he would not be harmed for his answer, they arrested him for blasphemy, then tried him and executed him.  Lord, help me to defend the Faith against non-Christian beliefs, professing Jesus as Your only Son, no matter what it might cost me.  Give me courage with compassion to make use of every opportunity to speak the truth, and when I am deceived into believing I will not be persecuted, help me to forgive.  Saint Perfecto, pray for me.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Blessed Marie Anne Blondin (1809-1890)
Feast day April 18

quoteThere is more happiness in forgiving than in revenge.”


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

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