Ss. Vitus, Modestus and Crescentia
St. Vitus was a young noble Sicilian. Together with Modestus, his tutor, and Crescentia, his nurse, he was plunged into a caldron of molten lead. After having tested them like gold in the furnace, God delivered them from all these sufferings.
Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: Let His praise be in the church of the saints. — Gradual
The Imitation of Christ
Because if thou die with Him, thou shalt also live with Him; and if thou art His companion in suffering, thou shalt also be His companion in glory.
This is the most interesting group of saints of the whole year. You must read the account of their lives.
How much do the troubles and the distress of others affect you? It is rather a dreadful thing to assume the attitude of Cain “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
There is nothing so kingly as kindness. — Phoebe Cary