“Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven.”
Saint Ephrem of Syria – Doctor of the Church – Feast Day June 9th
Saint Ephrem was a great writer and defender of the faith. Saint Ephrem also was a writer of hymns and have included one in a YouTube video below. Since St. Ephrem is from Syria, let us ask him for to pray for peace and the people of Syria.
St. Ephrem Pray for Us!
Saint Ephrem (American Catholic / Franciscan Media)
Saint Ephrem of Syria (CatholicSaints.info)
St. Ephrem’s Hymn to Light – (Christian Maronite Rite)