Saint Stephen was one of the first ordained deacons of the Church. He was also the first Christian martyr. The Greek word from which we derive the English word martyr literally means witness. In that sense, every Christian is called to bear witness to Jesus Christ, in both their words and their actions. Not all are asked to shed their blood.
Fr. Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Wednesday, 1st Week in Advent December 6, 2023, Matthew 15:29-37 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/120623.cfm NEVER HUNGER. HOW IS THAT? A few years ago,