St. Justin Martyr June 1

St Justin was born of heathen parents. He was well educated. While studying, his one object was to find knowledge that satisfied the heart as well as the intellect. One day an old man met him and told him about the teachings of Christ. He bade St. Justin seek light and understanding in prayer. Justin became a Christian and gave his life for his Faith.

His delight was in the law of the Lord day and night. First Antiphon

The Imitation of Christ
Thou oughtest then, to recall the heaviest sufferings of others, that thou mayst the easier bear the very little things thou sufferest.
Ideal
Justin had not the opportunity of knowing the true Faith early in his life as you have. We who have lived as Catholics all our life scarcely realize what it means to be obliged to grope about for the truth.
Today
This begins the month of the Sacred Heart. The devotion to the Sacred Heart is the great devotion of this age, and particularly is it the devotion for young hearts that are so open to love and to whom a disappointment means so much.
Slogan
Love Him Who, when all others fail you, will not forsake you.