By Steve Rice The Golden Legend, Jacobus de Voragine’s medieval commentary on the saints, says the Church has kept the feasts of St. Stephen, St. John, and the Holy Innocents on the days immediately followin... Read More...
Stephen’s brief ministry and death participate in and therefore set before us the continuous act of suffering known as the incarnation of the Divine Word.
Christmas is a season of joyous celebration because God loves us so very much that he was willing to give up everything for us.
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"?