My Big Birthday of Feasts!
"Pray for me, as I will for thee, that we may merrily meet in heaven."
Of course, with thousands of canonized saints, pretty much everyone's birthday is bound to have plenty of patrons to choose from. But I count myself quite blessed indeed to have been born on this date 26 years ago, on the feast day of three amazing saints - St. Thomas More, St. Bishop John Fisher, and St. Bishop Paulinus of Nola!
All three of these saints are wonderful patrons for anyone to have - though truly, I've often thought that the signs all point to a lot of lawyers being born on this day! :) In actuality, what links these men is not their life in service to the law, both of society and of God, but rather their service to TRUTH. These men stand as witnesses to the ages of the necessity of following what is true, so that one day when Death takes us, we will be prepared to follow the Truth into eternity. "Amen, amen", "truly, truly", I say to you that whatsoever you follow on earth you shall thus follow in death, from truth to truth, from falsehood to falsehood. "What does it profit a man to gain the whole world [or keep his reputation or amass power or exalt passing pleasures] and then to lose his soul?"
These three great saints gave up all, and won Everything. May all of us take courage from them and follow their example until we one day join them around the heavenly Throne!