The day after Christmas the Church celebrates the martyrdom of St. Stephen, the first martyr who died for professing faith in Jesus Christ. His death was not only a testament to his faith in the Son of God, but it inspired many Christians and led to an expansion of the faith. Although we may not face martyrdom, Dcn. Stephen Wyble explains how this great saint can serve as an inspiration for all.
- Online: Butler’s Lives of the Saints: “St. Stephen, the First Martyr”
- Online: Catholic Encyclopedia’s article on St. Stephen
- Book: Orchard and Sutcliffe, A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture, 1953.