Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed John Duckett

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on delicious
Share on digg
Share on stumbleupon
Share on whatsapp
Share on email
Share on print

I fear not death, nor I contemn not life. If life were my lot, I would endure it patiently; but if death, I shall receive it joyfully, for that Christ is my life, and death is my gain. Never since my receiving of Holy Orders did I so much fear death as I did life, and now, when it approacheth can I faint?

Letter of Blessed John Duckett to his Bishop the night before Duckett went to his execution on September 7, 1644.  His jailers were so impressed by the good cheer with which he met his death that they said he had to be dying in a just cause.

More to explorer

Thought For the Day

    If the rulers feel neither loyalty nor empathy toward the ruled, the ruled can be expected to return the favor.

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Agatha Kim

“It is true you believe in the Catholic Church?” “I don’t know anything but Jesus and Mary.” “If you could save your

Some Blackfaces Are More Equal Than Others

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:     RICHMOND, VA—As Justin Trudeau found himself embroiled in a scandal

One Comment

  1. I am always inspired and impressed by these members of our family tree. I am also always challenged by their example and wonder about how my life measures up to theirs. The comparison may be unfair – our life circumstances are so different – but it is normal to do and wonder how I would react to an impending execution. I end my contemplation of their story by asking them to pray for me. God bless the TAC family!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.