Saturday, 14 January 2017

Saint Felix. Priest And Martyr. Feast Day, Today, 14 January.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Saint Felix.
Priest and Martyr.
Feast Day 14 January.

Simple.

Red Vestments.


Saint Felix rescues Saint Massimo
(Saint Maximianus).
Church of San Felice
(Saint Felix),
Florence, Italy.
Photo: 5 January 2014.
Source: Own work.
Author: Sailko.
(Wikimedia Commons)

This Holy Priest was born in Nola, a little Town in the South of Italy, and died towards 312 A.D.

Violently persecuted for The Faith, he earned the Title of Martyr, although he survived the cruel torments which he underwent.

Innumerable Miracles made his tomb famous. According to Saint Paulinus, who owed to him his conversion, Nola became, after Rome, the second place for Pilgrimages, so numerous in the 4th-Century A.D. Thus, The Divine Power of The Master is proclaimed by this glorious servant.

Mass: Laetábitur.


Church of San Felice
(Saint Felix),
Florence, Italy.
Photo: 12 May 2008.
Source: Own work.
Author: Sailko.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The following Text is from "The Liturgical Year",
by Abbot Guéranger, O.S.B.
Volume 3. Christmas.
Book II.

SAINT FELIX.
Priest and Martyr.

Encircled by the radiant splendours of The Epiphany, there comes before us, today, in company with Saint Hilary of Poitiers (Feast Day, today), a humble lover of the virtues of The Crib of Our Emmanuel.

Though withdrawn by God, Himself, from the fury of his persecutors, and thus from a Martyr's death which would have Crowned his cruel torments and imprisonment, Felix, nevertheless, has won the right to his Palm [Editor: of Martyrdom] by the invincible courage he showed amidst all his sufferings.

In Heaven, he was already accounted worthy of his reward, but he was yet for a long time to gladden and strengthen The Church on Earth by those examples of wonderful Poverty, Humility, and ardent Charity, which now claim for him a place in The Sacred Cycle [Editor: The Sanctoral Cycle] near to the lowly manger of The King of Peace.

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