Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Augustine Zhao Rong was a solder who accompanied a catholic bishop to his martyrdom. So impressed with his peace and joy while being persecuted he requested baptism and eventually dies a priest and martyr. May we have the courage to be joyful and at peace in persecution and thus attract others to Christ.
Readings: Genesis 32:23-33; Psalm 17; Matthew 9:32-38