United States Conference of Secular institutes


St. Matthias – 

Today’s gospel reading tells of the time when Jesus described his relationship with his disciples as a friendship. It was the night before his death. He became very personal and specific, saying to his disciples: “You are my friends.” So even in the life of the Lord, friendship played a positive role. It was a part of the strength that enabled him to face the cross with unfailing courage and uncompromised honor.