Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous, love is not pompous,
it is not inflated, it is not rude,
it does not seek its own interests,
it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,
it does not rejoice over wrongdoing
but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
(1 Cor 13:4-8)
Saints Cornelius and Cyprian were both caught up in the persecutions of Christians: Cornelius, bishop of Rome, Cyprian, bishop of Carthage. Although they died at different times and in different places, they are celebrated together for their witness to Christ and to the “Love that never fails.”