Strengthen, O Lord, we beseech thee, the bishops of thy Church in their special calling to be teachers and ministers of the Sacraments, that they, like thy servant Cyril of Jerusalem, may effectively instruct thy people in Christian faith and practice; and that we, taught by them, may enter more fully into celebration of the Paschal mystery; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
St Cyril of Jerusalem was forced to live in exile for seventeen years. Having served as Patriarch for many years, for many years, disputes with heretics and others left him exiled. He was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1882, thanks to his catechetical instructions. pic.twitter.com/dopNOO0iMO
— Catholic Truth Society (@CTSpublishers) March 18, 2022