Saint for the Day - December 26 - St. Stephen
There is good reason to
believe that St. Stephen was one of the seventy-two
disciples of our blessed Lord. After the Ascension
he was chosen one of the seven deacons. The ministry
of the seven was very fruitful; but Stephen
especially, "full of grace and fortitude, did great
wonders and signs among the people." Many
adversaries rose up to dispute with him, but "they
were not able to withstand the wisdom and the spirit
At length he was brought before the Sanhedrim,
charged, like his divine Master, with blasphemy
against Moses and against God. He boldly upbraided
the chief priests with their hard-hearted resistance
to the Holy Ghost and with the murder of the "Just
One." They were stung with anger, and gnashed their
teeth against him. But when, "filled with the Holy
Ghost and looking up to heaven, he cried out,
'Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of man
standing at the right hand of God,' they rushed upon
him, and dragging him forth without the city, they
stoned him to death"
Saint for the Day - St. Stephen
Read about the Saint for today - December 26 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
If ever you are tempted to
resentment, pray from your heart
for him who has offended you.
Saint for the Day Website
We hope that you gain spiritual knowledge and inspiration reading about the saint for today - December 26. 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.