Remember St. Narcissus of Jerusalem, the patron saint of forgetful deacons

Remember St. Narcissus of Jerusalem, the patron saint of forgetful deacons October 29, 2019

Ever have one of those days?

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Today is the feast day of this often overlooked saint:

Life in second- and third-century Jerusalem couldn’t have been easy, but Saint Narcissus managed to live well beyond 100. Some even speculate he lived to 160.

Details of his life are sketchy, but there are many reports of his miracles. The miracle for which Narcissus is most remembered was turning water into oil for use in the church lamps on Holy Saturday when the deacons had forgotten to provide any.

St. Narcissus, pray for us!


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