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Story of Saint Cyprian
A Story of Saint Cyprian, In the Footsteps of the Saints Series


 
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Cyprian was born in Africa around the year 200. His excellence at public speaking allowed him to become a very successful lawyer. But fame and fortune did not make him happy. After learning about Jesus from a friend, he was baptized into the Catholic faith. For the next two years, Cyprian defended only clients who were poor, and he did not accept any payment for his services. Cyprian became a priest, and then he became the bishop of Carthage where he served the faithful to the best of his ability for nearly ten years. Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of Saint Cyprian, who spoke out for the poor and encouraged all to remain true to the faith.

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