Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pope Francis on the Feast of St. Stephen

From Pope Francis’ Angelus address for the Feast of Saint Stephen, 26 December 2014:
To truly welcome Jesus in our existence, and to prolong the joy of the Holy Night, the path is precisely the one indicated in this Gospel: that is, to bear witness in humility, in silent service, without fear of going against the current, able to pay in person. And if not all are called, as Saint Stephen was, to shed their own blood, nonetheless, every Christian is called in every circumstance to live a life that is coherent with the faith he or she professes.