Saint for the Day - December 24 - St. Delphinus,
Sts. Thrasilla & Emiliana
Little is known of St.
Delphinus before his elevation to the episcopate. He
assisted at the Council of Saragossa, in 330, in
which the Priscillianists were condemned, and also
at the Council of Bordeaux, which condemned the same
schismatics. He baptized St. Paulerius in 388, and
the latter, in several letters, speaks of him as his
father and his master. St. Delphinus died on the
24th of December, 403.
Sts. Thrasilla and Emiliana were aunts of St.
Gregory the Great. They lived in their father's
house as retired as in a monastery, far removed from
the conversation of men; and, exciting one another
to virtue by discourse and example, soon made
considerable progress in spiritual life. Thrasilla
was favored one night with a vision of her uncle,
St. Felix, Pope, who showed her a seat prepared for
her in heaven, saying: "Come; I will receive you
into this habitation of light." She fell sick of a
fever the next day. When in her agony, with her eyes
fixed on heaven, she cried out to those that were
present: "Depart! make room! Jesus is coming."
Soon after these words she breathed out her pious
soul into the hands of God on the 24th of December.
A few days after she appeared to her sister Emiliana,
and invited her to celebrate with her the Epiphany
in eternal bliss. Emiliana fell sick, and died on
the 8th of January.
Saint for the Day - St. Delphinus, Sts. Thrasilla &
Read about the Saint for today - December 24 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
We may often think the
austerities of the Saints are
beyond our strength; let us,
then, imitate the guard they
kept over their tongue. This is
within the reach of all.
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