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Saint of the Day: St. Sabas “the Lector”

Patron saint of lectors



Martyr (334-372)

His life

+ Sabas (who is sometimes known as “the Goth”) was born in the area surrounding Wallachia, Romania.

+ He served his local church community as a lector.

+ When non-Christian Goths invaded the region, they captured a number of Christians, including Sabas, who were later killed for refusing to eat food that was sacrificed to idols.

+ Saint Sabas died on April 12, 372. He is celebrated as a patron saint of lectors

For prayer and reflection

Hail to you, our King, obedient to the Father;

you were led to your crucifixion like a gentle lamb to the slaughter.”—Verse before the Gospel for Tuesday of Holy Week


Almighty ever-living God,

grant us so to celebrate

the mysteries of the Lord’s Passion

that we may merit to receive your pardon.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Collect for Tuesday of Holy Week)

Saint profiles prepared by Brother Silas Henderson, S.D.S.

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