St. Phoebe

The biblical saints project I began with a nod to my older brother continues with a wave to his wife, Phoebe.  Her name comes up in Romans 16:1, where St. Paul praises her as an exceedingly helpful person.  Here is the Martyrology entry:

September 3

The commemoration of St. Phoebe, a handmaiden of the Lord among the faithful at Cenchreae, who assisted Paul and many others, as Paul himself bears witness in his letter to the Romans.

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May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

V. Precious in the sight of the Lord

R. Is the death of his holy ones.

V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.  And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in pace.

R. Amen

[To learn about praying this and other Martyrology entries, see this page.]

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Author: Dr. Holmes

Dr. Jeremy Holmes teaches Theology at Wyoming Catholic College. He lives in Wyoming with his wife, Jacinta, and their eight children.

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