FEAST OF ST. FAITH, VIRGIN MARTYR. Third century.
WHILE Dacian governed Spain on behalf of the Emperor of this visible world, and persecuted the Church on behalf of the arch-emperor of the fallen invisible world, Faith, a noble maiden of Aquitain,"fought a good fight, kept the faith," and from a bed of fire went home to that rest, which the wicked cannot trouble.
Yet some have surmised that this "St. Faith" is no real flesh and blood person, but an embodiment of that indomitable Virtue of the same name which in a hst of martyrs has laughed to scorn the impotent power of the enemy.
Whichever she was, let us profit by her.
If she was a weak maid, which of us cannot by Divine Grace become as strong as a weak maid?
If she was a Christian Virtue, which of us is not vowed to have and to hold fast in life and in death that same Christian virtue?