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    The only thing I ask of you is to allow me to offer the libation of my blood to God. I am the wheat of the Lord; may I be ground by the teeth of the beasts to become the immaculate bread of Christ. (Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans, Chapter 4)

  • Ignatius was a convert and disciple of S. John the Evangelist. He was appointed by Saint Peter to succeed Evodius in the See of Antioch, and he continued in his bishopric full forty years.

    He received the name

  • I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire.

  • “The only thing I ask of you is to allow me to offer the libation of my blood to God. I am the wheat of the Lord; may I be ground by the teeth of the beasts to become the immaculate bread of Christ.” (Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans, Chapter 4)