Double (1954 Calendar): December 4
St. Peter Chrysologus (which means "The Man of Golden Speech) is an illustrious Doctor of the Church known for his eloquent sermons. Two hundred of his sermons still remain. St. Peter was the Archbishop of Ravenna, meaning made such after a miraculous intervention. He worked to eradicate all remaining traces of paganism in his land as well as all abuses among the Christians. He is famous for his phrase: "He who wants to laugh with the devil cannot rejoice with Christ."
O God, You miraculously chose the blessed and illustrious doctor Peter Chrysologus to rule and instruct Your Church. Grant that he who on earth was our guide along the way of supernatural life may be our intercessor in heaven. Through Our Lord . . .