Image: statue of Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio | Ourense, Spain.
Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio
Saint of the Day for February 25
(January 20, 1502 – February 25, 1600)
Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio’s Story
Sebastian’s roads and bridges connected many distant places. His final bridge-building was to help men and women recognize their God-given dignity and destiny.
Sebastian’s parents were Spanish peasants. At the age of 31, he sailed to Mexico, where he began working in the fields. Eventually he built roads to facilitate agricultural trading and other commerce. His 466-mile road from Mexico City to Zacatecas took 10 years to build and required careful negotiations with the...