He who walking on the sea could calm the bitter waves, who gives life to the dying seeds of the earth; he who was able to loose the mortal chains of death, and after three days’ darkness could bring again to the upper world the brother for his sister Martha: he, I believe, will make Damasus rise again from the dust.May he make each of us rise again from the dust. Come, Lord Jesus! Maranatha!
11 December 2010
Death is not the end
Today the Church observes the memorial of Pope Saint Damasus I (305-384). Among other things, he is known for writing many of the epithets found in the catacombs. He composed this one for himself: