Sts. Cosmas and Damian (Feast: September 26)
Very little is known about Sts. Cosmas and Damian. It is said that they were twin brothers from Arabia some time in the early 200s. They were Christians, and students of medicine.
They dedicated their lives to God and offered medical services for free – a charitable act that made them renowned among the people and was often the cause of conversions to the Faith, a fact which did not go unnoticed by officials.
Cosmas and Damian, who had lovingly become known in the East as the “moneyless ones” because of their kindness, were killed around the year 283.
When the persecution under Emperor Diocletian began, their reputation as do-gooders marked them as objects of ruthless cruelty and they were both savagely tortured and beheaded.
Many churches have been erected in their honor. They are the patron saints of pharmacists.
DAILY QUOTE for February 23, 2020
SAINT OF THE DAY
Catholics proclaim their Faith in the public square as they go about marked with a black cross.