O Heavenly King, Saint Theodore , the Tyro, (4th century) was a young soldier in the Roman army when he converted to Christianity. [“Tyro” or “tiro” means army recruit.] Though he was ordered to fight enemies of the empire, he believed that the devil was the only true enemy. Soon, he was killed for being a Christian, thus winning the battle against the demons who wanted to keep him out of Heaven. I ask him to pray for my fight against evil and temptation and to pray for all my loved ones during their battles. Help us, O victorious Jesus, to turn away from sin and to grow in holiness. Teach us how to always wear the armor of God. Saint Theodore, pray for us. Amen.
(Note: on the Eastern Orthodox calendar, his feast day is February 17.)
Quotes for Today
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880-1906)
Feast day November 9
During painful times, when you feel a terrible void, think how God is enlarging the capacity of your soul so that it can receive Him–making it, as it were, infinite as He is infinite.”
A soul united to Jesus is a living smile that radiates Him and gives Him.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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