Saint Stephen - Protomartyr
Saint Stephen is the first follower of Jesus to give to his martyred God love for love. Saint Stephen died, beholding his Lord standing at the right hand of God. He imitated Him in death; crying out, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!" The greater part of his relics are still conserved in the Basilica of Saint Lawrence and Saint Stephen in Rome.
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