Ss. Tuburtius and Susanna — Martyrs August 11

St. Tiburtius, a son of the prefect of Rome, was condemned to many tortures and finally beheaded. St. Susanna, having made a vow of virginity, refused to marry. Accused of being a Christian she suffered a cruel martyrdom.

By faith the saints conquered kingdoms, wrought justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, recovered strength from weakness, became valiant in war, put to flight the armies of foreigners; women received their dead raised to life again. — Epistle

The Imitation of Christ
He, therefore, that despiseth one of the least of My saints, honoreth not the greatest; for I have made both little and great.
St. Tiburtius was first thrown into a flaming furnace. The flames did not even singe the hair of his head. He was then beheaded.
Nothing can happen to us except by the permission of God. We are in His hands. See the will of God in all that comes your way today, even in such things as weather.
God’s in His Heaven: All’s well with the world.