Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen

Stephen the Martyr, Patron of Workers, Bricklayers, Builders, Masons & Horses
Feast Day: December 26th

Stephen was one of 7 Deacons chosen to help administer money to the poor and sick. He was a very articulate person and was well educated about Judaism. Scholars believe that Stephen was a Jewish convert to Christianity. Stephen found himself in trouble at one point in his life and he was brought before a court where he defended himself. Stephen’s speech was full of truth and passion but his listeners refused to listen. Their minds had been stubbornly made up before the hearing even began! When Stephen started to be effective by using reason, the hearing was disrupted, a riot ensued and Stephen was driven out of town. Rogues then rushed after him, picked up stones, and pelted Stephen to death. Even while dying, Stephen held true to his inner convictions and he spoke out to God in public prayer. Stephen asked God to forgive his murderers for stoning him to death. In most artistic renderings, Stephen is shown holding a stone, but ours has a football to honor Steve Gleason, jn his noble fight. Pray to Saint Stephen when you are faced with problems that seem larger than life. If you are forced into a situation where intellect and reason are being set aside, Saint Stephen can help you hold true to your beliefs without surrendering. “No White Flags!” © 2000, © Revised for Mr. Steve Gleason & Stephen Davus

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