Saint Vincent of Saragossa, Martyr

January 22
by Fr John Bartunek, LC | Source: Catholic.net

Uncle Eddy's E-mails -- January 22


Saint Vincent of Saragossa
, (northern Spain)

Martyr

(entered heaven in 304)



Dear Sarah,


I only have a few precious minutes to write (another series of interrogations begins today – they think they found some new "evidence" against me, which is hardly likely, since I have done nothing they accuse of me… the farce plays on…), but I wanted to respond to your last right away.  Nothing doing about putting back your efforts in the face of opposition and hardship!  My dearest of nieces, Christians THRIVE under difficulties – both individually and as groups.  You are a senior, you have only a few more months there on campus, for the sake of the future students, don't let up on your efforts, don't waste the little time that remains to you!  Take a cue from today's saint.


   The more he suffered, the more heroically he bore witness.  Make him your special patron for your remaining time at school, my beloved niece, and you won't regret it (neither will your fellow Catholics there, who desperately need your faith-filled example and leadership).  Gotta go.


Ciao.  Uncle Eddy.




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