St. Marcellus, the Centurion — Martyr October 30

A distinguished captain in the army of Trajan, this fearless soldier of Christ refused to sully his honor. Unflinchingly he suffered death for his faith.

He kept him safe from his enemies, and defended him from seducers, and gave him a strong conflict, that he might overcome and know that wisdom is mightier than all. — Epistle, Wisdom 10

The Imitation of Christ
Give all for all; seek nothing; call for nothing back; stand purely and with a full confidence before Me, and thou shalt possess Me.
Another Roman soldier, who knew how to handle a sword for his emperor when that was the thing to do and how to bend his neck to the sword when that was the right thing.
Always, we must come back to the same chorus of the old song: Be a saint by doing what you should when you should. Do it today!
Do the duty that lies nearest thee.