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December 26

 

Feast of Saint Stephen, The First Martyr 

Read

Take time today to learn about Christianity's first martyr.

Reflect

"Whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it" (Lk 9:24).

Pray

In today's first reading, St. Stephen is described as filled with grace and power. Pray that you may be a true disciple of the Lord. 

Act

Pope Francis has spoken about what it means to be a "daily martyr," and the sacrifices we might regularly make for our loved ones. Make a list of the ways you serve your family, spouse, children, parents, etc. and see if you might be able to add more things to that list in the coming days. 

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Ukrainian decorations are held aloft at a Christmas tree lighting a the Vatican. CNS Photo/Paul Haring


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