February 19 – Saint Barbatus of Benevento


Mighty Lord, Saint Barbatus of Benevento (c.610-682) was a priest with great zeal who fought against the superstitious beliefs of pagans.  Though his own parishioners would not listen to him, the pagans did, renounced their sinful ways, and converted to the true Faith.  Bless my own understanding of the supernatural.  Teach me what is of You, and bring to light the superstitions I believe.  Help me to let go of all deceptions, mistaken beliefs, and occult powers, and bring the Holy Spirit to me in the fullness of His power.  Then guide me in setting others free from the ideas that do them harm.  Saint Barbatus of Benevento, pray for me.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Servant of God Isaac Hecker (1819-1888)

quoteFor the wisdom of Christianity consists in the knowledge of a supernatural order of things which cannot be acquired by our unaided reason and the study of natural sciences, but only by the help of divine grace and contemplation.”


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

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