St. Pothinus and Companions
At Lyons, during the persecution of the Christians, many were put to death. Among these were Pothinus, Sancius, Attalus, Blandina, and others who preferred torture and death to the slightest compromise on the question of religion.
God shall wipe away all tears from the eyes of His saints, and there shall be no more sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. First Responsory
The Imitation of Christ
Take courage, therefore, and be valiant, as well in doing as in suffering things repugnant to nature.
Another group of saints! How wonderful these crowds and crowds of lovers of Christ! But He had said, “When I shall be lifted up, I shall draw all hearts to Myself.” And He does.
Let your conduct during this month be such that persons about you may be inspired to devotion to the Sacred Heart. You know His promise: “Those who spread this devotion shall have their name written in My heart, never to be effaced.
I have loved Thee with an everlasting love.