Friday, October 17, 2014

St. Ignatius of Antioch

Today is the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch.  As part of the homily at Mass today Father Bob said that it is believed that St. Ignatius of Antioch was the child that Jesus brought before the Apostles when he said, "Truly I say to you, unless you turn and become like children you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven."

What a lovely thought that a young child, used as an example by Jesus, would come to be one of the Fathers of the early Church.  What would it be like to be that child, singled out by Jesus, held by Jesus.  Is it any wonder that Ignatius became a great saint, martyred for the faith.

Read more about his life here.

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