Today we celebrate the feast day of the North American Martyrs. Our son is named after Saint Isaac Jogues who was one of the martyrs. We love telling him the story of Isaac Jogues, and how he was willing to be tortured and even die for the sake of spreading the Kingdom of God! We can only hope and pray that our son will have this same love for his faith!
Today will be full of celebrations for us including a special pizza dinner, since that is Isaac's favorite food! It might also be a good day to pray for all missionaries throughout the world!
My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him, and not to spoil his work by our shortcomings. - Saint Isaac Jogues