February 15 - Saints Faustinus and Jovita

 

They were brothers and as children they were inclined to piety. Faustinus was ordained a priest and Jovita was a deacon. The Emperor Hadrian heard about them and gave orders to persecute them. They were brought before a statute of the sun and with their prayer, the statue was obliterated. They were thrown to the wild beasts and these rested at their feet like humble sheep.

Finally they were beheaded. Could your gentleness and kindness give witness to your faith?

 

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