Today is the feast of St. Stephen
You will be hated by all men on account of my name; but the man who stands firm to the end will be saved.
Matthew Chapter 10 verse 22.
St Catherine of Siena reflects
In the name of Jesus Christ crucified and of gentle Mary. I Caterina, slave of the servants of Jesus Christ, am writing to you in his precious blood. I long to see you bathed and drowned in that blood, which will make you strong enough to bear with true patience any trial or trouble, from whatever source it may come. It will give you perseverance to endure even to the point of death in true humility.”
St. Stephen pray for us