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Friday, January 26, 2007
Sts. Timothy and Titus

Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus (1969 Calendar): January 26
St. Timothy: Double (1955 Calendar): January 24
St. Titus: Double (1955 Calendar): February 6

According to the 1969 Calendar of Saints, the Catholic Church today celebrates the Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus.

St. Timothy:

Double (1955 Calendar): January 24

St. Timothy was not only a co-worker and companion to St. Paul but also his spiritual son. St. Timothy was converted and baptized into the True Faith during St. Paul's first missionary journey, and St. Timothy was later ordained a priest at a young age by St. Paul. St. Timothy eventually became the Bishop of Ephesus when St. Paul consecrated him thus. It was 30 years after St. Paul's martyrdom that St. Timothy followed his friend in martyrdom - St. Timothy was stoned to death.

St. Titus:

Double (1955 Calendar): February 6

St. Titus was a fellow companion of St. Paul on apostolic missions. He was a convert from paganism and later served the Church as Bishop of Crete. It proved to be a difficult responsibility because of the inhabitants and spread of erroneous doctrines on the island of Crete. St. Paul's writings tell us that St. Titus rejoiced in the good in others and drew the hearts of men by his affectionate sympathy. At the age of 94, St. Titus died of natural causes. He lived in the state of virginity his entire life.


Look down upon our weakness, almighty God; and since the weight of our own deeds bears us down, may the glorious intercession of Blessed Timothy, Thy Bishop and Martyr, protect us. Through our Lord.

O God, Who didst adorn blessed Titus, Thy Confessor and Bishop, with apostolic virtues: grant by his merits and intercession that a life of duty and justice here below may win for us our heavenly home. Through our Lord.

Prayer Source: 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal


del_button January 26, 2007 at 6:53 PM
Nancy said...

Seeing they are my Saints for the Year, I'm taking time for some remembrance today.

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