Keep the stories alive
Apollinaris lived in the first century, was the
first bishop of Ravenna, Italy, and was a martyr as well. That’s all
we really know for sure. So how to celebrate so obscure a person, and why?
Some say that as long as someone remembers your name, you are not really
gone. Perhaps that is why we put names on gravestones. Pray for your dearly
departed and visit their graves—and take children along if you can.
Pass on the stories of your ancestors, especially stories of their faith.
If you don’t know any stories, is there still someone alive you may