Saint Ignatius of Antioch 

Saint Ignatius was a convert to Christianity who eventually became the bishop of Antioch. During his time in Antioch, the Emperor Trajan began persecuting the Church there and forced people to choose between death and denying the faith. Ignatius would have none of that, so he was placed in chains and brought to Rome for… Continue reading Saint Ignatius of Antioch 

Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr

Today’s readings Franklin Roosevelt once said “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” We can be afraid of all sorts of things: of the dark, of strangers, of taking a risk, of all sorts of danger. And to a certain extent, fear is good. It keeps us from putting ourselves in harm’s way. But… Continue reading Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr

Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

St. Ignatius was a convert to Christianity who eventually became the bishop of Antioch.  During his time in Antioch, the Emperor Trajan began persecuting the Church there and forced people to choose between death and denying the faith.  Ignatius would have none of that, so he was placed in chains and brought to Rome for… Continue reading Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr

St. Ignatius was a convert to Christianity who eventually became the bishop of Antioch. During his time in Antioch, the Emperor Trajan began persecuting the Church there and forced people to choose between death and denying the faith. Ignatius would have none of that, so he was placed in chains and brought to Rome for… Continue reading Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr

St. Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr

Today’s readings | Today’s saint [Mass for the junior high school children.] Of all birds, sparrows are probably the most insignificant.  They are small in size and dull in color.  They undertake no great flights.  They live in bushes rather than in trees.  Though they are found in vast numbers all over the world, we… Continue reading St. Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr