This is one of those days where I just can't decide. Some of the stories were cool, but none were all that compelling. St. Theodor Tiro, for example, was a Roman military commander denounced as a Christian during one of the persecutions. The Tribune figured it was a bad rap, so he released Theodor, who promptly burned down a pagan temple. What does recidivism mean? It means Theodor was flayed to death.
But a couple of beati seemed like the right choices for November 9. Helen of Hungary had lilies of light rise from her palms when she prayed. How cool is that?
But not only did light shine over the cell of Gratia of Cattaro, a Venetian monk, but he also was blessed by knowledge of things he could not have learned. What's cooler? You decide.