Thursday, January 20, 2011

St. Sebastian, Pray for Us!

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Sebastian patron saint of athletes and soldiers. He was a martyr in Rome during the Diocletian persecution. Take some time today to pray for athletes and soldiers.

Ideas for Celebrating this Feast as a Family

  • Pray a Rosary or Decade of a Rosary for athletes and soldiers
  • Pray for a famous athlete.
  • Pray for all people in the military.
  • Send a card to someone serving in the military.

Prayer to St. Sebastian

Dear Commander at the Roman Emperor's court, you chose to be also a soldier of Christ and dared to spread faith in the King of Kings, for which you were condemned to die. Your body, however, proved athletically strong and the executing arrows extremely weak. So another means to kill you was chosen and you gave your life to the Lord. May athletes be always as strong in their faith as their Patron Saint so clearly has been. Amen. (

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