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The Blessing of Horses on Protomartyr, St Stephen’s Day

St Stephen is venerated as the protomartyr, (the first martyr), of Christianity. He was a deacon in the early Church at Jerusalem. He aroused the enmity of various synagogues by his teachings and was accused of blasphemy. He made a … Continue reading

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St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross meditates on St Stephen’s martyrdom

  Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross [Edith Stein] (1891-1942) Carmelite, martyr, co-patron of Europe: Closest to the newborn Saviour we see Saint Stephen. What secured the first martyr of the Crucified this place of honour? In youthful enthusiasm he … Continue reading

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