St. Stephen, pray for us

Dropping by Deacon Scott Dodge’s joint for a visit, I was reminded that this is not only the feast of the Holy Family, but the feast of St. Stephen, proto-martyr and patron of deacons.

Below, a compelling modern interpretation of Stephen’s martyrdom, from artist James Michaels.

To all deacons, and all who serve the gospel: happy feast day.

  • Pat McNamara

    Happy Deacon Day, Greg!

  • Deacon John M. Bresnahan

    “Interesting that he was martyred for his preaching.” That comment I read somewhere should give us deacons good food for thought.

  • Gerard Nadal

    Happy Feast Day to all of you wonderful Deacons who serve the Church so selflessly.

  • pagansister

    HAPPY St. Stephen’s Day to all.

  • Deacon Alexander Breviario

    St. Stephen pray for us in these challenging times and let the words we preach to God’s people resound with your zeal!


  • dymphna

    That’s some pretty bad art.