St. Ephrem, Harp of the Holy Spirit

On June 9, the Catholic Church celebrates the memorial of St. Ephrem, poet, teacher, orator and defender of the faith.St. Ephrem was a deacon, and was the only Syrian to be named a doctor of the Church.  He is patron of spiritual directors and spiritual leaders.As he neared the end of his life, the holy man wrote in The Testament of St. Ephrem, “Lay me not with sweet spices, For this honor avails me not, Nor yet use incense and perfumes, For the honor befits me not. Burn yet the i … [Read more...]