Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Learning from the Saints - part 1

St Julian, the hospitalier, helping pilgrims cross the river to his hospital
We can really learn a lot from our beloved saints......
. . . Perseverance in our studies. . . like St John Baptist Vianney, who had a hard time passing his Latin exams . . .
. . . Patience at work . . . like St. Therese, the Little Flower who had an annoying nun 
always splashing water next to her as they cleaned dishes . . .
. . . Respect even towards animals . . . like St Francis of Assisi who had a tremendous affection towards animals, wild and domestic . . .
. . . a Sense of Humor . . . like St Teresa of Avila who use to say “Deliver us Lord from sour-faced Saints” . . .
. . . Hospitality  towards strangers . . . like St Julian, who even built a hospital to care with his wife for the travelers, the sick and the dying . . .
. . . Sharing our talents. . . . like St Joseph who taught the little child Jesus the tricks of his trade, carpentry, construction and woodcarving . . .
. . . Being Sociable. . . . like St Anthony the Hermit, who in spite of living alone, was one of the most sociable of people . . .
. . . Appreciative of Nature . . . like St Ignatius of Loyola, who loved flowers so much that he would never pluck them . . .
. . . Doing our chores at home. . . like St Martha, who was always busy cleaning her house, so that Jesus would always be a welcome Guest . . .
. . . Being sorry for failures done . . . like St Peter who really felt terrible after denying knowing Jesus three times . . .

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