April 29, 2011
Saint Tychicus ~ A Letter-Carrier
Paul's 13 (14 if you include Hebrews) epistles, or letters, are well-known to anyone who attends mass or reads the Bible. Have you ever wondered who delivered those letters?
Well, Saint Tychicus (TIK-a-kus) delivered at least two of them. Tychicus happened to be with Paul when he wrote his letter to the Ephesians and the one to the Colossians. Tychicus took these letters and walked (and possibly sailed) countless miles to hand-deliver them.
The next time you happen to see your mail carrier, remember Saint Tychicus and consider asking the good saint to say a prayer for him or her.
Feast Day of St. Tychicus: April 29