Feast of St. Nemesian of Sigum and His Companions (September 10)   Leave a comment

Above:  A Map of Numidia in 200 Common Era

SAINT NEMESIAN OF SIGUM (DIED 257)

Roman Catholic Bishop of Numidia

and His Companions:

Saint Davitus of Sigum

Saint Felix of Sigum (I)

Saint Felix of Sigum (II)

Saint Jader of Sigum

Saint Litteus of Sigum

Saint Lucius of Sigum

Saint Polyanus of Sigum

Saint Victor of Sigum

A crime is whatever a power defines it as being.  So it happened that these saints–bishops–were criminals because they were Christians.  Their sentence was hard labor at the marble quarry at Sigum, in northern Africa.  They died there.  Some died of mistreatment of various sorts while authorities executed others.  All were martyrs.

The Church survives yet the Roman Empire does not.  Need I say more?

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JULY 20, 2012 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS FLAVIAN II OF ANTIOCH AND ELIAS OF JERUSALEM, ROMAN CATHOLIC PATRIARCHS

THE FEAST OF SAINT ANSEGIUS OF FONTANELLE, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOT

THE FEAST OF ELIZABETH CADY STANTON, AMELIA BLOOMER, SOJOURNER TRUTH, AND HARRIET ROSS TUBMAN, WITNESSES TO CIVIL RIGHTS FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS AND WOMEN

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Almighty God, by whose grace and power your holy martyrs

Saint Nemesian of Sigum,

Saint Davitus of Sigum

Saint Felix of Sigum (I),

Saint Felix of Sigum (II),

Saint Jader of Sigum,

Saint Litteus of Sigum,

Saint Lucius of Sigum,

Saint Polyanus of Sigum, and

Saint Victor of Sigum

triumphed over suffering and were faithful even to death:

Grant us, who now remember them in thanksgiving,

to be so faithful in our witness to you in this world,

that we may receive with them the crown of life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 51:1-12

Psalm 116 or 116:1-8

Revelation 7:13-17

Luke 12:2-12

Holy Women, Holy Men:  Celebrating the Saints (2010), page 714

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