Missed some really neat saints

In the general craziness of the month, I missed a couple of truly marvelous biblical saints:

June 14

In Samaria or Sabaste in Palestine, the commemoration of Saint Elisha who, a disciple of Elijah, was a prophet in Israel from the time of King Joram to the days of Joash; although he did not leave behind any oracles, nonetheless, by working miracles for those in need he announced the coming salvation to all men.

June 15

The commemoration of Saint Amos, prophet, a herdsman of Tekoa and a dresser of sycamores whom the Lord sent to the sons of Israel, that he might vindicate the Lord’s justice and holiness against their lies.

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These liturgical commemorations keep reminding me that we do not read the biblical authors as long-dead but as members of that “cloud of witnesses” cheering us on.

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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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