Both today’s saints were disciples and friends of St Paul, and each has a letter from him in the New Testament. Timothy is described as ‘Timothy, my true child in the faith’; and Titus, as ‘Titus, my true child in a common faith’. Timothy was consecrated Bishop of Ephesus, and Titus Bishop of Crete.

Their witness endures to the present day, and so we ask their prayers in the challenges to our own faith in these days. May God be close to you this day and bless you.