(ST. AGAPITUS - THE POPE OF ROME) (Feast Day: August 6) (Death: 258A.D.)Readings from: https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-john-vianney/
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St. Agapitus - The Pope of Rome:
Indifference toward religion, coupled with a love for material comfort, seem to be common signs of our times. A person from another planet observing us would not likely judge us to be pilgrim people, on our way to somewhere else. John Vianney, on the other hand, was a man on a journey with his goal before him at all times.
Recommending liturgical prayer, John Vianney would say, “Private prayer is like straw scattered here and there: If you set it on fire, it makes a lot of little flames. But gather these straws into a bundle and light them, and you get a mighty fire, rising like a column into the sky; public prayer is like that.”
August 6, 2017 - Homily for
The Transfiguration of the Lord."