17 Dec: St. Daniel and the Furnace Boys

Some don’t know, and understandably so, that the Church recognizes many great figures of the Old Testament as saints, and she gives them feast days.

They may not appear on the general calendar for liturgical observation, but they are listed in the Roman Martyrology.

As the first part of Advent closes and we move into the heavier Advent days of final preparation we have three ancient Prophets.

On 16 Dec St. Haggai.

On 18 Dec. St. Malachi.

Today, 17 Dec, we have St. Daniel.

Along with Daniel we celebrate Sts. Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, the three boys in the fiery furnace.

Speaking of Daniel, don’t forget the wonderful artwork of Daniel Mitsui, which would make a fine gift for Christmas or Epiphany.  I’ve had one of his recent prints framed as a gift for someone who has been super helpful lately.


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  1. WmHesch says:

    NOTA BENE: These guys all have different dates in the traditional (EF) Martyrology. The Novus Ordo revolutionaries wouldn’t even keep their hands off the Martyrology.

    14 Jan- Malachi
    4 July- Haggai
    21 July- Daniel
    16 December- Three Youths in Furnace

  2. MrsMacD says:

    Thank you for the link to the story, Father. I copied and pasted the prayer of the three men in the fiery furnace and posted it in my bathroom, for the family to read, in order to lift their hearts and minds to God and encourage a joyful, grateful heart, in each of them.

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