Ss. Crispin and Crispinian

October 25

Character Calendar

These two brothers were missionaries in France. During the day they preached and at night they worked at making shoes. The example of their holy lives converted many to the faith.

In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die; and their departure was taken for misery; and their going away from us for utter destruction: but they are in peace. — Epistle, Wisdom 3

The Imitation of Christ
Out of Me both little and great, poor and rich, as out of a living fountain, draw living water; and they who freely and willingly serve Me shall receive grace for grace.
These two men were shoemakers, if you please. During the day they worked for souls and at night they mended soles. Because they were so industrious and pious, they converted many to the faith.
Does not the example of all this galaxy of saints set you on fire to be a saint in your particular occupation? You can be a saint running an oil station or a millinery shop. Just love God and your neighbor. If you truly love God and your neighbor, you will keep all the Commandments.
On these two commandments depend the whole law and the commandments. — Our Lord