Patron Saint of 2010

St. Agatha chose me this year...yes- the one who carries her breasts around on a tray.

That was how she was tortured for refusing to renounce Christ and her virgin espousal to him.

It freaks me out just a little. My wife will be nursing this year; but Agatha of Sicily is also the patron saint of breast cancer. Why did she choose me? I'm going to pray it's for the former.

"My fellow Christians, our annual celebration of a martyr’s feast has brought us together. Agatha achieved renown in the early Church for her noble victory. For her, Christ’s death was recent, his blood was still moist. Her robe is the mark of her faithful witness to Christ. Agatha, the name of our saint, means “good.” She was truly good, for she lived as a child of God. Agatha, her goodness coincides with her name and her way of life. She won a good name by her noble deeds, and by her name she points to the nobility of those deeds. Agatha, her mere name wins all men over to her company. She teaches them by her example to hasten with her to the true Good, God alone." - from a homily on Saint Agatha by Saint Methodius of Sicily

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How did she choose you?

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