Ss. Simon and Jude

October 28

Character Calendar

St. Simon was called Zelotes. With untiring zeal he brought many souls to Christ. St. Jude is popularly invoked as the saint of “impossible cases.” Their sound went forth into all the earth; and their words to the ends of the world. — Offertory, Psalm 18

The Imitation of Christ
For he that loveth God with his whole heart, feareth neither death, nor punishment, nor judgment, nor hell; for perfect love giveth secure access to God.
You do not know much about these two men, nor does anybody, and yet they were our Lord’s Apostles. The world need not know much of you, if only our Lord thinks well of you.
Try to imagine a case in which you are misjudged of something. Store up courage now to bear that patiently should it ever happen (and it will), and take comfort in the fact that our Lord knows better.

And only the Master shall praise u.

And only the Master shall blame.

— Kipling