Saint for the Day - December 16 - St. Eusebius
St. Eusebius was born
of a noble family, in the island of Sardinia, where
his father is said to have died in prison for the
Faith. The Saint's mother carried him and his
sister, both infants, to Rome. Eusebius having been
ordained, served the Church of Vercelli with such
zeal that on the episcopal chair becoming vacant he
was unanimously chosen, by both clergy and people,
to fill it. The holy bishop saw that the best and
first means to labor effectually for the edification
and sanctification of his people was to have a
zealous clergy. He was at the same time very careful
to instruct his flock, and inspire them with the
maxims of the Gospel.
The force of the truth which he preached, together
with his example, brought many sinners to a change
of life. He courageously fought against the
heretics, who had him banished to Scythopolis, end
thence to Upper Thebais in Egypt, where he suffered
so grievously as to win, in some of the panegyrics
in his praise, the title of martyr. He died in the
latter part of the year 371.
Saint for the Day - St. Eusebius
Read about the Saint for today - December 16 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
The routine of every-day,
commonplace. duties is no
hindrance to a free intimacy
with God. He will disclose His
hidden ways to you in proportion
as you follow your vocation
faithfully, whether in the world
or the cloister.
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We hope that you gain spiritual knowledge and inspiration reading about the saint for today - December 16. 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.