Monday, December 26, 2011

Feast of St Stephen

December 26th the feast of St Stephen
To day we remember St Stephen who we learn about in Acts of the Apostles.  Stephen was one of seven deacons chosen by the apostles to help them spread the Good News and tell people about Jesus.  He was known for his wisdom and was the first martyr who was stoned to death for standing up and preaching about Jesus.  

St Stephen and St Thomas More
This image is on the Te Deum window in the Cathedral, you can see St Stephen holding the stones and also a palm leaf which is a symbol of martyrdom.  In this picture you can also see St Thomas More who was to die for his faith over 1,500 years later.