Saint for the Day - December 19 - St. Nemesion
In the persecution of
Decius, Nemesion, an Egyptian, was apprehended at
Alexandria upon an indictment for theft. The servant
of Christ easily cleared himself of that charge, but
was immediately accused of being a Catholic, and
after being scourged and tormented more than the
thieves, was condemned to be burnt with the robbers
and other malefactors. There stood at the same time
near the prefect's tribunal four soldiers and
another person, who, being Catholics, boldly
encouraged a confessor who was hanging on the rack.
They were taken before the judge, who condemned them
to be beheaded, but was astonished to see the joy
with which they walked to the place of execution.
Heron, Ater, and Isidore, all Egyptians, with
Dioscorus, a youth only fifteen years old, were
committed at Alexandria in the same persecution.
After enduring the most cruel rending and
disjointing of their limbs, they were burnt alive,
with the exception of Dioscorus, whom the judge
discharged on account of the tenderness of his
Saint for the Day - St. Nemesion
Read about the Saint for today - December 19 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Can we call to mind the fervor
of the Saints in laboring and
suffering cheerfully for God,
and not feel a holy ardor glow
in our own breasts, and our
souls strongly affected with
their heroic sentiments of
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