VATICAN CITY — “On St. Stephen’s Day, we are called to fix our gaze on the Son of God,” Pope Benedict XVI said in his Angelus reflections on Dec. 26, the feast day of St. Stephen.
And like St. Stephen, deacon and first martyr of the Church, we should “open up our lives to the light that directs us” on life’s path, the Pope said.
Below is a Vatican Radio translation of the Holy Father’s Angelus reflection for St. Stephen’s Day:
Dear brothers and sisters,
Each year, on the day after Christmas, the liturgy celebrates the feast of St. Stephen, deacon and first martyr. The Book of Acts presents him as a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit (Acts 6:8-10, 7:55); in him the full...READ MORE