Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Feast Day Mother Theodora!

"If you suffer for your faith, then be grateful to God, for He is offering you the crown of martyrdom." --Blessed Theodore Romzha

Mother Theodora celebrates the feast of Blessed Theodore Romzha as her feast day today for the first time since her life profession (Nov. 20, 2011)--the day she received the name Mother Theodora.  Blessed Theodore is a Byzantine Catholic bishop of the Eparchy of Mukachevo (Ukraine) who was martyred for his faith in 1947.

This beautiful icon was commissioned for Mother by Subdeacon Andrew Summerson, a seminarian from our eparchy and good friend of ours who is studying in Rome.  The icon was hand painted in Mukachevo and contains a relic of Bl. Theodore!

God grant you many blessed years, Mother!  We love you!

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