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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch

Ignatius was bishop of Antioch for 38 years. He was arrested during the persecution of Trajen and sent to Rome to be martyred. He wrote seven letters on the way to Rome and they are a wonderful source of information about the life of the early Church. Ignatius desired to die for Christ; he wanted to be "the wheat of Christ, ground by the teeth of beasts to become pure bread." (His own metaphor used in the Communion Antiphon)

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