Pictorial Half Hours with the Saints: Saint Titus

[Pictorial Half Hours with the Saints: Saint Titus]Good Example

Saint Titus, the disciple of Saint Paul, and one of the first-fruits of the great Apostle’s victories, accompanied him through his evangelical wanderings, sharing with him his toils and perils. He was present with him at the first General Council, held in Jerusalem in the fifty-first year of the Christian era, and followed his master to Ephesus, whence the Apostle sent him to Corinth, towards the end of the year 56, to appease the discord and the troubles which afflicted the bosom of the infant Church. From Corinth Saint Titus went to rejoin Saint Paul at Troad, a town in Macedonia; he accompanied Saint Paul to Rome, returning with him, subsequently, to the East. Then it was, in the year 63, that the great Apostle placed him as bishop, in Crete. Titus did not, however, remain constantly there; for we find him, later on, at Nicopolis and in Dalmatia, ever intent upon spreading a knowledge of the Gospel. It is, however, believed that he returned to his diocese after the martyrdom of Saint Paul, remained there for the rest of his days, and died at a very advanced age.

Moral Reflection – If it be not vouchsafed to us to fashion our lives on the apostolic model of Saint Titus, let us at least endeavour to reduce to practice the counsel given him by the great Apostle: “In all things show yourself an example of good works; in doctrine, in integrity, in gravity.” – Titus 2:7)

– from Pictorial Half Hours with the Saints, by Abbe Auguste Fran├žois Lecanu, 1865