July 24 – Saints Boris and Gleb

Saints Boris and Gleb

listenAlmighty Savior, Saints Boris and Gleb (d.c.1015-1019) were brothers called the “passion bearers” because they submitted to injustices to the point of death.  When they were attacked, they refused to fight back.  Rather than contribute to the violence, they refused to force their will upon the other.  I ask them to pray against the spirit of revenge that is in my life and in the lives of those I care about.  Lord, teach us to forgive our enemies and do good for them, like You did on the cross.  Show us how to over-come injustices through love, even though this does not make sense in our worldly minds.  Saints Boris and Gleb, pray for us.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Venerable Fulton Sheen (1895-1979)

quoteHe who refuses to forgive others breaks down the bridge over which he himself must pass, for everyone has need to be forgiven. The Divine Law is that only those who forgive will be forgiven.”


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

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