Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Memorial Of Ss. Timothy and Titus
Today in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, we celebrate the Memorial of Ss. Timothy and Titus, close collaborators of Saint Paul, the Apostle.
The Epistles to Timothy and Titus are such important directives to bishops and priests. It would be good to read through them and meditate upon them; both for those who are ordained (bishops and priests) and the lay faithful.
The importance of "spiritual fatherhood" and being a "good shepherd" of the People of God is a central theme. We need spiritual fathers today, more than ever, in the persons of our bishops (who share apostolic succession with the first Apostles) and priests, who are their co-workers and representatives in the parishes, institutions and religious communities of the Holy Church throughout the world.
Pray for bishops, priests and deacons today. And please pray for a holy bishop for our Diocese of La Crosse, WI. We are presently without a bishop. Today is a very opportune moment for us to raise our minds, hearts and hands in imploring the Lord that he send us a bishop in the example of the Saints we celebrate today.
Ss. Timothy and Titus, pray for us!
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