April 22 – Saint Theodore of Sykeon: Patron Saint against Rain

Saint Theodore of Sykeon, Patron Saint against Rain (Memorial: April 22)

Extract from: St. Theodore of Sykeon:  “Abbot and bishop. A native of Sykeon, in Galatia, Asia Minor, he was the son of a Byzantine imperial messenger and possibly of a prostitute. Entering a monastery in Jerusalem, he served there for many years until becoming abbot of a number of monastic institutions. He predicted the rise of Emperor Maurice and cured a royal prince of leprosy. About 590, he was appointed bishop of Anastasiopol is, in Galatia. See PICTURE of St. Theodore of Sykeon. See also Saint Theodore of Sykeon (Multilingual), THEODORE-OF-SYKEON: Bishop and Healer, The Life of St. Theodore of Sykeon, Theodore the Sykeote.(EN), San Teodoro de Siceone (SP), San Teodoro il Siceota Vescovo ed egumeno (IT), Saint Théodore (FR), Święty Teodor z Sykeonu (PO).

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Theodore of Sykeon on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Flooding (La Nina) in New South Wales, Australia (Nov-Dec 2010) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: December 20 – January 11, 2011.

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That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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