Truth was crucified by love and love was crucified to show us that
there is no truth without love. Seek truth and love in everything and
you will remain the true disciple of Jesus Christ who came to institute
truth and love as the two feet of His grace.
If truth is lacking
and there is no love be aware that the Cross has two arms--love and
truth--which must embrace us to bring us to fellowship with our Lord
“Do not let pass any opportunity to pray for anyone, either at his request or at the request of his relatives, friends, of those who esteem him, or of his acquaintances.
The Lord looks favorably upon the prayer of our love, and upon our boldness before him. Besides this, prayer for others is very beneficial to the one himself who prays for others; it purifies the heart, strengthens faith and hope in God, and enkindles our love for God and our neighbor.
When praying, say thus: ‘Lord, it is possible for Thee to do this or that to this servant of Thine; do this for him, for Thy name is the Merciful Love of Men and the Almighty."
They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented— of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.
St. Mark who preached Christianity in Alexandria, Egypt was an Apostle, Evangelist and Martyr. He was dragged through the streets of Alexandria until his head was detached from his body thus received the Heavenly Crown of Martyrdom.