Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Saint of the Day

It's been a while since I wrote about one of the saints.
December is so consumed with the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations that the saints honored at this time of year are almost completely forgotten.

Not that they mind, of course. After all, they're saints. They're not concerned with being noticed.

Most of us are familiar with St. Stephen's Day, December 26, either from the carol about King Wenceslas and/or the post-Christmas holiday of Boxing Day, which is celebrated in several countries. But outside of the Marian feast on December 8, the Immaculate Conception, who knows much about December saints?

So with this week being the home stretch of Advent, I decided to look up today's "Saint of the Day," and I learned something. I had never heard of St. Nemesius before, but I won't forget him. Poor guy. That was one rough end he endured. There's not much information about it, but how much do you need if someone was burned alive? You can stop right there for me, thanks.

December 19, feast of St. Nemesius. I'll remember.