SAVE THE LITURGY

SAVE THE LITURGY

Thursday, October 29, 2009



FERIAL DAY
(Mass of preceding Sunday)

[Requiem or Votive Mass allowed]





SAINT NARCISSUS 
BISHOP OF JERUSALEM 
(Historical)



2nd-3rd century bishop of Jerusalem. Late in life, he was accused of a crime. None of the Christians in his diocese believed it, but Narcissus did not believe he should serve after being under such a cloud, and he became a desert hermit. After a complete acquittal, Narcissus returned to his see, older, weathered, but stronger and more zealous than ever, and served several more years. When his age began to wear on him, he begged God to send a bishop to help him. Saint Alexander of Cappadocia responded, and the two ruled the diocese together, Narcissus lived to age 116.


Born: 99
Died: 215 of natural causes
Canonized: Pre-Congregation
Patronage: insect bites