Saint for the Day - October 27 - St. Frumentius
St. Frumentius was yet
a child when his uncle, Meropins of Tyre, took him
and his brother Edesius on a voyage to Ethiopia. In
the course of their voyage the vessel touched at a
certain port, and the barbarians of that country put
the crew and all the passengers to the sword, except
the two children. They were carried to the king, at
Axuma, who, charmed with the wit and sprightliness
of the two boys, took special care of their
education; and, not long after made Edesius his
cup-bearer, and Frumentius, who was the elder, his
treasurer and secretary of state; on his death-bed
he thanked them for their services, and in
recompense gave them their liberty.
After his death the queen begged them to remain a
court, and assist her in the government of the state
until the young king carne of age. Edesius went back
to Tyre, but St. Athanasius ordained Frumentius
Bishop of the Ethiopians, and vested with this
sacred character he gained great numbers to the
Faith, and continued to feed and defend his flock
until it pleased the Supreme Pastor to recompense
his fidelity and labors.
Saint for the Day - St. Frumentius
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"The soul that journeys in the
light and the truths of the
Faith is safe against all
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