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Saints continued

I was thinking on my way to work yesterday about St. Pancras and St. Rosalia from the previous blog and I realized that I never mentioned that what we get passed to us from these saints are such lessons as standing up for our beliefs and sacrificing everything for Jesus. Now we have a difficult time picturing our 14 year olds going before an Emperor and standing up for his beliefs and we hope they never have to but we can picture them in a crowd of older boys being tempted by "a good time" or "money" or "friendship" to do something ridiculous. We can picture our young girls choosing to take time alone to pray for the world or for friends in need or instead of spending time in a "cave" as sacrifice, spending time with the aged or the lonely or someone in the hospital.
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