Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Today's Saint: St. Pacifico of San Severino

This man, a Franciscan friar, from the 17th century lived quite the austere life. He ate soup, bread and water, always in a continual fast. He caught a disease which left him deaf, blind and crippled. Yet, through all of these trials and self-imposed hardship, he remained faithful and offered up his sufferings for others.

Wow, reading about saints, even when their sinfulness is omitted, makes it clear that I still have a long way to go toward sainthood. I am always in awe of those who give their entire lives to others. The message for me today is that I should give something up for someone else, or do some work of charity. I do not have an outside the house job, this shouldn't be too difficult.


Teresa said...

The Franciscans are my favorites. I love St. Francis of Assisi.

The Jesuits have teh brains, and I respect that, but Assisi had heart.

Teresa said...

Oh! And even though he is Episopalian and liberal, you might like my favorite religious blogger.

He pretty much just blogs the liturgical calender, and since the Catholic and Episcopal calenders are nearly identical...

Oh, and he has something up right now about St. Francis of Assisi