Saints of the Week

In newspapers and bulletins
around the country

Saint Stephen

Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. Do not hold this sin against them.

    Facts about St. Stephen

  • He was a deacon in the early Church and was accused of blasphemy by members of various synagogues.
  • At his trial, Stephen have a long discourse defending his faith and denouncing the Jewish authorities.
  • He was stoned to death and is venerated as the first martyr of Christianity.