Saint for the Day - May 30 - St. Felix I
St. Felix was a Roman
by birth, and succeeded St. Dionysius in the
government of the Church in 269. Paul of Samosata,
the proud Bishop of Antioch, to the guilt of many
enormous crimes added that of heresy, teaching that
Christ was no more than a mere man, in whom the
Divine Word dwelt by its operation and as in its
temple, with many other gross errors concerning the
capital mysteries of the Trinity and Incarnation.
Three councils were held at Antioch to examine his
cause, and in the third, assembled in 269, being
clearly convicted of heresy, pride, and many
scandalous crimes, he was excommunicated and
deposed, and Domnus was substituted in his place. As
Paul still kept possession of the episcopal house,
our Saint had recourse to the Emperor Aurelian, who,
though a pagan, gave an order that the house should
belong to him to whom the bishops of Rome and Italy
The persecution of Aurelian breaking out, St. Felix,
fearless of danger, strengthened the weak,
encouraged all, baptized the catechumens, and
continued to exert himself in converting infidels to
the Faith. He himself obtained the glory of
martyrdom. He governed the Church five years, and
passed to a glorious eternity in 274.
Saint for the Day - St. Felix I
Read about the Saint for today - May 30 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
The example of Our Saviour and
of all His saints ought to
encourage us under all trials to
suffer with patience and even
with joy. We shall soon begin to
feel that it is sweet to tread
in the steps of a God-man, and
shall find that if we
courageously take up our
crosses, He will make them light
by sharing the burden with us.
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