25. St. Cleopas, Disciple of Christ

Cleopas is known to us only from Luke’s Gospel. He was one of two disciples of Christ (the other is unnamed) who were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus, a town seven miles to the northwest, on the day of the Lord’s Resurrection.

The two men were dejected and disillusioned by the terrible events of the last few days. Jesus approached them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him. They spoke to Him about their fears, and He spoke to them about what referred to Him in all the Scriptures.

Asked to join Cleophas and his companion at their evening meal, Jesus revealed Himself in the Breaking of the Bread, and then vanished. Cleophas and his friend brought the news to the other disciples, at which time Jesus appeared again to them all.

PRAYER: God, strengthen us in the faith that made St. Cleophas the disciple so loyal to Christ Your Son, and through his prayers let the Church become the sign of salvation for all people. Amen.
 
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