November 24 – Saints Flora and Mary
Sacred Jesus, Saint Flora and Saint Mary (8th century – 851) became friends when both were facing martyrdom. After they were imprisoned, they received letters of encouragement from Saint Eulogius, who wrote from the jail where he and other Christians were confined. The girls pledged to intercede for them after their deaths. They were beheaded and two weeks later all captive Christians were set free. I ask them to pray for the release of Christians who today are being held hostage because of their faith. O Lord, let their lives—and their deaths—be a witness for all the world to see Your glory. Saints Flora and Mary, pray for us. Amen.
Quote for Today
Blessed Maria Anna Sala (1829-1891)
Feast day November 24
Do not believe useless the effort that does not immediately produce fruit; have patience and, with the help of God, you will be able to gain much by working in His vineyard. If, by chance, we find our duty beyond our strength, let us take care not to lose our heads. It is then that we have a reason and even the right to expect greater assistance from the Lord.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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