Monday, February 23, 2009

Celebrating Memorial of St. Polycarp

Today is the day that the Catholic Church celebrates the death of St. Polycarp. I have mentioned this Saint many times at this blog, and I thought that it would be disrespectful of me, not to mention him on the memorial day of his death.

We celebrate the the death-day of this Saint because this is the day 1,854 years ago, that he entered into Heaven, and gained his crown of martyrdom. After all, which is more important, the day that you are born into the world, or the day that you are born into everlasting life with the Trinity?

If you are interested in learning more about St. Polycarp, or would like to participate in celebrating this martyr, it's easy. Just remember him. You can do so by visiting any of the following links:

Polycarp Video

Catholic Culture - Memorial of St. Polycarp

Polycarp's Letter to the Phillipians

Thank you, St. Polycarp, for your example of Christian Service and heeding the call of true discipleship, even unto death.

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