Behold the saint at the moment of his death, his eyes raised to heaven, praying for his executioners.
"The grace of God, our Saviour, hath appeared to all men", Holy Church exclaims on Christmas day, and today she invites all her children to rejoice when she says, "Come, let us adore the new-born Saviour, Who hath today crowned St. Stephen."
Resolution: I will beg St. Stephen for great love of God and of neighbor.
The Stoning of St. Stephen, 1635
Rembrandt van Rijn
Such, 1606 - 1669