Did you know that today is the feast of St. Elijah, the Old Testament prophet? Many Old Testament figures are considered saints by Holy Church.
You can read about Elijah in the Books of Kings. God worked many wonders through Elijah as he warred against the impious worship of Baal. Elijah eventually ascended into heaven on a whirlwind with a fiery chariot. His return before the end times is prophesied in the Book of Malachi.
Remember: Reading the stories of these great figures in the Bible is like reading your own family history. All these people and the events they were bound up in, all of salvation history, is your history.
Here is the entry for St. Elijah, prophet, in the Roman Martyrology:
2. Commemoratio sancti Eliae Thesbitae, qui propheta Domini in diebus Achab, regis Israel, Dei unici iura vinidicavit adversus infidelem populum tali animi robore, ut non modo Ioannem Baptistam, sed etiam Christum ipsum praefiguret; oracula scripta non reliquit, sed eius memoria fideliter servatur, praesertim in monte Carmelo.
And since St. Elijah is a central figure of veneration for Carmelites everywhere, including Carmelites in Wyoming who sell coffee in order to build their monastery, I will offer that today is a particularly good day to stock up on your coffee supply!