February 16

St Onesimus; St Daniel; Sts Elias; Jeremy and Companions, Martyrs
by americancatholic.org | Source: americancatholic.org
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St. Onesimus
He was a Phrygian by birth, slave to Philemon, a person of note of the city of Coloss, converted to the faith by St Paul. Having robbed his master and being obliged to fly, he providentially met with St. Paul, then a prisoner for the faith at Rome, who there converted and baptized him, and sent him with his canonical letter of recommendation to Philemon, by whom he was pardoned, set at liberty, and sent back to his spiritual father, whom he afterwards faithfully served.

   That apostle made him, with Tychicus, the bearer of his Epistle to the Colossians, and afterwards, as St. Jerome and other Fathers witness, a preacher of the Gospel and a bishop. He was crowned with martyrdom under Domitian in the year 95.



To read more about the Saint go to:

 Saint Onesimus




Other Saints of the day:

 Saint Daniel

Saints Elias, Jeremy and Companions








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