St. Stephen, First Martyr

Patron of Stonemasons

St. Stephen, a disciple of Christ, chosen after the Ascension as one of the seven deacons, and “full of grace and fortitude, was working great wonders and signs among the people” (Acts 6:8). Many rose up against hi, but they were not able to withstand the wisdom that spoke.

Accused of blasphemy against Moses and against God, Stephen was brought before the Sanhedrin and condemned to be cast out of the city and stoned to death. Kneeling down before his murderers he cried out with a loud voice saying: “Lord, do not lay this sin against them” (Acts 7:60). And when he had said this he fell asleep in the Lord, 35 A.D.

PRAYER: God, grant that we may imitate the Saint we honor and learn to love our enemies. For today we celebrate the feast of St. Stephen who knew how to pray even for his persecutors. Amen.
 
We Remember
September
Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
4Sister M. Rose Timko 1973
9Sister M. Bernadette Hircsu 1953
10Sister M. Frederick Mikuska 1953
10Sister M. Admirabilis Lang 2012
14Sister M. Maurine Taraba 1979
16Sister M. Cecilia Toth 1982
16Sister M. Innocence Opalko 1999
19Sister M. Philomena Jakab 1992
24Sister M. Hirlanda Farnade 1977
26Sister M. Consolata Toth 1995
27Sister Dorthy Ruth Varga 2018
28Sister M. Dominic Gabriel 1957
30Sister M. Eugenia Takacs 2001


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