Saint Eulogius

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Saint Eulogius

Martyr
(† 859)

Saint Eulogius was of a senatorial family of Cordova, at that time the capital of the Moors in Spain. He was educated among the clergy of the Church of Saint Zoilus, a martyr who had suffered with nineteen others several centuries earlier, under Diocletian. In his own time still, many Christians were resisting the efforts of the Moors to make the Christians apostatize. Without ever weakening, Eulogius, who was a priest and head of the principal ecclesiastical school at Cordova, combated the perverse influence of the invaders, and it is primarily because of him that the Church saw a new and magnificent flowering of victims immolated for the faith, later to be the source of great blessings for Spain. Eulogius recorded the names and acts of these generous martyrs.
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Meditations for Each Day of Lent by St. Thomas Aquinas – Wednesday After the Second Sunday

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Meditations for Each Day of Lent by St. Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday After the Second Sunday

The Passion of Christ brought about our salvation because it was an act of satisfaction

He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for those of the whole world.–I John ii. 2.

Satisfaction for offences committed is truly made when there is offered to the person offended a thing which he loves as much as, or more than, he hates the offences committed. Continue reading