January 15 – Saint Paul the Hermit


Mighty Lord, Saint Paul the Hermit (c. 227 – c. 341), also known as Saint Paul of Thebes, was raised with the luxuries of an upper-class family, a good education, and Christian parents.  But his life took a dramatic turn at age fifteen when his parents died. To escape persecution, he made the desert his home, survived on fruit and water, wore only leaves for clothes, and spent all his time in prayer.  This is what formed him into a saint.  O God, I lift up to You all my hardships, that they may bring me closer to You, increase my prayer life and allow You to be the source of all I need.  Use everything in my life, both good and bad, to help me grow in holiness.  Saint Paul the Hermit, pray for me.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Arnold Janssen (1837-1909)
Feast day January 15

quoteEven when God’s will does not correspond to your own desires, it is always beneficial for you.”

quoteThe Lord challenges our faith to do something new, precisely when so many things are collapsing in the world.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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