Saint for the Day - December 27 - St. John
St. John, the youngest
of the apostles in age, was called to follow Christ
on the banks of the Jordan during the first days of
Our Lord's ministry. He was one of the privileged
few present at the Transfiguration and the Agony in
the garden. At the Last Supper his head rested on
the bosom of Jesus, and in the hours of the Passion,
when others fled or denied their Master, St. John
kept his place by the side of Jesus, and at the last
stood by the cross with Mary. From the cross the
dying Saviour bequeathed His Mother to the care of
the faithful apostle, who "from that hour took her
to his own;" thus fitly, as St. Austin says, "to a
virgin was the Virgin intrusted."
After the Ascension, St. John lived first at
Jerusalem, and then at Ephesus. He was thrown by
Domitian into a caldron of boiling oil, and is thus
reckoned a martyr, though miraculously preserved
from hurt. Afterwards he was banished to the isle of
Patmos, where he received the heavenly visions
described in tine Apocalypse. He died at a great
age, in peace, at Ephesus, in the year 100.
Saint for the Day - St. John
Read about the Saint for today - December 27 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
St. John is a living example of
Our Lord's saying, "Blessed are
the clean of heart, for they
shall see God."
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