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𝐅𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐒 𝐀𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐒𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐓
Saint of the Day – 30 August – St Pammachius (c 340 – 410) at Rome, Italy of natural causes) – Senator, Monk, Apostle of Charity, friend of St Jerome.
St Pammachius was a distinguished Christian layman who lived in the fourth century. As a young student, he had become friends with St. Jerome. They remained friends all their lives and kept an ongoing correspondence. His wife was Paulina, the second daughter of St Paula, another good friend of St. Jerome. When Paulina died in 397, St Jerome and St Paulinus of Nola wrote deeply moving letters filled with sympathy, support and the promise of prayers.
𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘚𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘳, 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘮 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘶𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵. 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩, 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘢𝘴 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘯. 𝘚𝘵 𝘗𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘶𝘴, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥, 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘶𝘴, 𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘯.