Saint for the Day - October 29 - St. Narcissus
St. Narcissus was
consecrated Bishop of Jerusalem about the year 180.
He was already an old man, and God attested his
merits by many miracles, which were long held in
memory by the Catholics of Jerusalem. One Holy
Saturday in the church the faithful were in great
trouble, because no oil could be found for the lamps
which were used in the Paschal feast. St. Narcissus
bade them draw water from a neighboring well, and,
praying over it, told them to put it in the lamps.
It was changed into oil, and long after some of this
oil was preserved at Jerusalem in memory of the
miracle. But the very virtue of the Saint made him
enemies, and three wretched men charged him with an
They confirmed their testimony by horrible
imprecations: the first prayed that he might perish
by fire, the second that he might be wasted by
leprosy, the third that he might be struck blind, if
they charged their bishop falsely. The holy bishop
had long desired a life of solitude, and he withdrew
secretly into the desert, leaving the Church in
peace. But God spoke for His servant, and the
bishop's accusers suffered the penalties they had
invoked. Then Narcissus returned to Jerusalem and
resumed his office. He died in extreme old age,
bishop to the last.
Saint for the Day - St. Narcissus
Read about the Saint for today - October 29 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
God never fails those who trust
in Him; He guides them through
darkness and through trials
secretly and surely to their
end, and in the evening time
there is light.
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