We all have days when we’d rather just quit and go back to bed, don’t we? But Saint Paul reminds us along with Saint Timothy that God expects better of us. Along with the gift of faith, He has given us a spirit of power and love and self-control. That means he expects us to use it. Read today's #BISdailydevotion written by @abbeydupuy on the site. // photo from @unsplash
St. Timothy, born in Galatia in Asia Minor, was baptized and later ordained to the priesthood by St. Paul. The young Galatian became Paul's missionary companion and his most beloved spiritual son. St. Paul showed his trust in this disciple by consecrating him bishop of the great city of Ephesus.
St. Timothy was the first first-century Christian bishop of Ephesus, whom tradition relates died around the year AD 97. The New Testament indicates that Timothy traveled with Saint Paul, who was also his mentor. He is addressed as the recipient of the Epistles to Timothy.
26 January - Feast Day - Ss Timothy and Titus On Jan. 26, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, close companions of the Apostle Paul and bishops of the Catholic Church in its earliest days. Both men received letters from St. Paul, which are included in the New Testament.
God our Father, you gave Your saints Timothy and Titus the courage and wisdom of the apostles: may their prayers help us to live holy lives and lead us to heaven, our true home. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (January 26th is the Feast Day of St. Timothy and St. Titus.)
6/10: Saint Timothy, Bishop of Prusa (4th century) Martyr - During the reign of the wicked Emperor Julian, who denied Christ, Saint Timothy was cast into prison. Even in prison the faithful visited him in order to listen to the wise instruction of their arch-shepherd.
Saint Timothy the New Righteous Martyr of Esphigmenou (Greece, 1820) pretended to convert to Islam to get his wife back. The wife had left him for a Turk but soon regretted it. Once back together, the woman became a nun and Saint Timothy left for Mount Athos. Hearing of the martyrdom of Saint Agathangellos in 1819, Saint Timothy yearned to die for Christ. His abbot blessed him. He confessed the Faith to the authorities. He was imprisoned with his feet in a torture device and beheaded. (Oct…
Church reader Saint Timothy (3rd cent Egypt) was denounced for keeping holy books. He refused to surrender them. Hot iron rods were shoved in his ears; he became blind. He was hung upside-down with a stone around his neck and wood in his mouth. Torturers pleaded to call this treatment off and called in his wife of 20 days, Maura. She also confessed Christ. They tore her hair, cut fingers, threw her into a boiling cauldron. They were crucified facing each other. They died on the 10th day…