Ss. Adrian and Eubulus
These two saints were on their way to visit Christian friends when they were apprehended and asked where they were going and what their errand was. Upon admitting that they were Christians, they were first tortured and then cruelly put to death.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me. — Prime, Psalm 22
The Imitation of Christ
Many follow Jesus to the breaking of bread, but few to the drinking of the chalice of His passion.
These two men were most cruelly martyred for their faith. Adrian was partly eaten by a lion, but not killed. One shudders to read such things; but the love of these men for our Lord was so great that they were happy for the opportunity to do something to show their gratitude.
If it rains on your way to school or is slushy underfoot, be glad to have an opportunity to offer something to God in atonement for your past sins. If anybody treated us in the manner that we respond to all God's great kindness, we would not permit him near us another moment.
More suffering, my Savior, give me still more suffering. — St. Lidwina