Saint for the Day - December 14 - St. Nicasius &
In the fifth century an
army of barbarians from Germany ravaging part of
Gaul, plundered the city of Rheims. Nicasius, the
holy bishop, had foretold this calamity to his
flock. When he saw the enemy at the gates and in the
streets, forgetting himself, and solicitous only for
his spiritual children, he went from door to door
encouraging all to patience and constancy, and
awaking in every breast the most heroic sentiments
of piety and religion. In endeavoring to save the
lives of his flock he exposed himself to the swords
of the infidels, who, after a thousand insults and
indignities, cut off his head. Florens, his deacon,
and Jocond, his lector, were massacred by his side.
His sister Eutropia, a virtuous virgin, fearing she
might be reserved for a fate worse than death,
boldly cried out to the infidels that it was her
unalterable resolution rather to sacrifice her life
than her faith or her integrity and virtue. Upon
which they despatched her with their cutlasses.
Saint for the Day - St. Nicasius & his Companions
Read about the Saint for today - December 14 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Bear patiently and sweetly
bodily sufferings, and prepare
for the day of trial by the
courageous endurance of the
daily crosses incident to your
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We hope that you gain spiritual knowledge and inspiration reading about the saint for today - December 14. An online Catholic resource providing a short Reflection for the year ahead. Use these short, inspiring words to request guidance or assistance for yourself and for the sake of others.