Feast Day:June 9
Poet, teacher, orator, and defender of the faith, Ephrem is the only Syrian recognized as a doctor of the Church. Patron Saint of Spiritual Directors, Spiritual Leaders.
He has been called, “The greatest poet of the patristic age and, perhaps, the only theologian-poet to rank beside Dante.”
Saint Ephrem Quotes:
“Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights. / Let them be your mattress,/And you shall sleep restful nights”
“Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sin and not to judge my brother, for You are blessed from all ages to all ages. Amen”
“My God, without ceasing, I will tread the threshold of Thy house; I who have rejected all grace, I will ask with boldness, that I may receive with confidence”