(2015-08-02) Saint Alexius: Holy Effacement in a Facebook and Twitter Age
Summary: Sermon titled "Saint Alexius: Holy Effacement in a Facebook and Twitter Age" given on Sunday August 2, 2015. Size: 6.5 MB; duration: 18:58. In a Facebook, Twitter, and social media age, Saint Alexius sought a life of holy effacement. This Man of God was even hidden from his very family, as he lived as a common beggar under the staircase of his family home without his father or mother recognizing him. The life of Alexius was one of great humility, self-denial, and hiddenness. Self-esteem, self-help, selfies, self-realization, self-adulation, self-centeredness, and exposing himself on social media, were never part of his life nor part of his vocabulary. Saint Alexius is a perfect example on how to counteract the prideful Pharisee that is found in all of us.