October 16 – Longinus; Bertrand of Comminges

Longinus (I cent.) was the Roman centurion who pierced our Lord’s side as he hung on the cross. Tradition says he is the same centurion (admirably portrayed by John Wayne) who exclaimed, “Surely this is the Son of God!” The name “Longinus” is not in the Gospels; it is derived from the Greek word for… Continue reading October 16 – Longinus; Bertrand of Comminges