22 January 2008

Saint Vincent of Saragossa

Today the Church commemorates Saint Vincent of Saragossa. Vincent was born at Huesca but lived in Saragossa (in modern-day Spain). Vincent served as the deacon of Saint Valerius, the bishop of Saragossa. He was imprisoned in Valencia for his faith, and tortured. Though he was offered release if he would throw a copy of the Scriptures into a fire, Vincent refused. Vincent was brought to trial along with his bishop. Because Valerius had a speech impediment, Vincent spoke for both, but his outspoken fearless manner so angered the governor that Vincent was tortured and martyred, though his aged bishop was only exiled. He died in the year 304.

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, today we commemorate your holy deacon Vincent. By your grace he remained steadfast in his faith and was not terrified by threats nor overcome by torments. Strengthen us to endure all adversity with invincible and steadfast faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

1 comments:

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