St. Lucian — Martyr January 7

St. Lucian was a priest who devoted his time to charitable works and to the study of the Sacred Scriptures. In this latter work he did muchh to prepare the way for St. Jerome, who gave us the Latin translation of the Bible called the “Vulgate.” He died in prison, happy that he was able to give his life as a small measure of return for the priceless gift of faith.

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for, when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which God hath promised to them that love Him. — Lauds

The Imitation of Christ
He labored abundantly for the edification of others, as much as lay in Him, and as much as He could; but He could not prevent being sometimes judged and despised by others.
Ideal
Nobody knows that St. Lucian did much toward inspiring St. Jerome for the great work of translating the Bible; very few people do, that is, St. Jerome is generally given credit alone.
Today
Does it make any difference to you if someone else gets the credit for the fine things you have done, or that you have made possible? Try to be satisfied that God knows; and, really, when you go about asking for honors and attention people despise even the actual good you have done. Have you noticed that?
Slogan
Not to us, O Lord, but to Thy Name be glory.