November 9 – Saint Theodore the Tyro

Saint Theodore Tyro

listenO Heavenly King, Saint Theodore of Amasea, 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

quoteDuring 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.”

quoteA 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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