Saints of the Week

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 Simon of Cyrene

Bear one another's burdens.
St. Paul to the Galatians

    Facts about  Simon of Cyrene

  • A farmer from modern-day Libya passing by as Christ carried the cross
  • Seeing Christ was exhausted, the soldiers compelled Simon to help carry the cross.
  • There is a tradition that he had a profound conversion and two of his sons became missionaries.