The Second Day of Christmas: The Feast of Stephen

By Jean McCurdy Meade Thanks to the charming carol, “Good King Wenceslas,” most Christians know that the day after Christmas is the Feast of Stephen. But why? To begin with, Stephen is the “protomartyr,” the first Christian believer to be killed for witnes... Read More...

Stephen, full of power and grace

Could I ask, with the martyr St. Stephen, "O Lord, give me every disadvantage, every difficulty, every hardness. Send me out with no tools, no friends, no worldly hopes of vengeance or reward. Put me among the hateful, the violent, the diseased, the unstable"?