Feast day of St. Niceties, Bishop of Lyons (A.D. 573)Day 4 Divine Mercy Novena. Pray for those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Jesus.
“St. Nicetius, a great-uncle to St. Gregory of Tours, was descended from a Burgundian family and had been destined for the Church from an early age. Even when he was ordained a priest, he continued to live in his own home with his widowed mother, whom he obeyed as implicitly as the lowliest of her servants…When St. Sacerdos, bishop of Lyons, lay on his death-bed in Paris…The aged prelate accordingly named his nephew Nicetius, who in due time was approved and consecrated. A man of blameless life, he was a determined opponent of loose and uncharitable speech, which he denounced on every possible occasion.”
May one, like St. Nicetius, abstain from loose and uncharitable speech.