Feast Days

Wednesday, 24th January, St. Francis de Sales, 1567-1622, bishop of Geneva, founder of the Visitation Sisters. He worked with gentleness and love to rebuild the Catholic faith after the reformation. Patron saint of writers, editors and journalists.

Thursday, 25th January, The Conversion of St. Paul. St. Paul preached the power of God at work in the lives of each one of us. His own conversion shows that power in his life. Out of a persecutor God made a preacher and teacher of the peoples. Paul never ceased to express thanks and wonder for this grace. But he still prayed for perseverance.

Friday, 26th January, Ss. Timothy and Titus, bishops, were close to St. Paul as followers and later in their work with him. Tradition makes Timothy the first bishop of Ephesus. And from Paul’s advice to him to take some wine for his stomach’s sake, he has been invoked as a patron in cases of stomach complaint. Titus was sent to organise the Church in Crete.