A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

CEO fled country after bank failure

He finagled his way out of prison and got a high-profile job.

How? Some said it was bribery.

What was certain was that he knew where all the bodies were buried (he ran a cemetery).

He had been born a slave. He died a Pope.

Many terrible things were said about Callistus, mostly by his enemies whom Callistus fought for their pushing unorthodox ideas about Christ and his divinity.

No matter what was said about Callistus and what obstacles he had to overcome in life, the people he shepherded - the church of 3rd century Rome - remembered him kindly: they remembered that he fought and died for the faith and they celebrated him as a saint and a martyr.

The memory of Saint Callistus I, pope and martyr, is celebrated on this day.

(from a previous post)