Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January 29: Saints Sarbelius & Barbea


History

Sarbelius and his sister Barbea lived in Mesopotamia (part of what is the country of Turkey today). Sarbelius was a priest in the town of Edessa. But they lived at a time when Christianity was illegal. They were arrested for being Christians. The soldiers tried to make them give up Jesus by burning them with red-hot irons, but both brother and sisters remained strong in their faith.

Activity

One of the reasons God gave us families to live in is so we can encourage each other in our faith, just like Saints Sarbelius and Barbea. Today, think of a way to help your brothers and sisters grow stronger in their faith in God. Then do it!

Saints Sarbelius & Barbea, pray for us!

More reading for parents: