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The twofold character of Advent calls us to prepare for the remembering of the Word made Flesh at Christmas, and directs us to wait with alertness for Jesus’ second coming.
Barbara, Virgin and Martyr, Fourth Century
St. Barbara may have been the daughter of a pagan official in the time of the Emperor Maximian. At one point, she requested that three windows be built into her house, to represent the light of the Trinity. Her Christian faith was stronger than her father’s lack of faith. But this enraged her pagan father who had her killed, and she is considered a martyr today.
How much would you suffer to witness to your faith? What kind of suffering for our faith do modern boys and girls have to do?