December 5 – Saint Galganus

Saint Galganus

listenAlmighty Father, You sent the Archangel Saint Michael to Saint Galganus (1148-1181) to lead him to conversion.  After the vision, the unwilling man said that giving up his worldly lifestyle would be as easy as cutting a rock with a sword.  He thrust his blade at a stone, expecting it to snap, but it sank in all the way to the hilt.  He immediately repented.  I ask him to pray for the conversion of the people I know who are the most resistant to believing in You.  Cut through their objections like a sword in mud.  Send in angels who will fight for their souls, speak Your truth to their hearts, and heal their minds.  Saint Galganus, pray for us.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Blessed Philip Rinaldi (1856-1931)
Feast day December 5

quoteWhat must you do to have life? Before all else, the first thing you have to do is pray for courage every day to carry the cross the Lord has assigned you. Then let each of you do your own work really well, the work proper to your state, as God wants it, and according to your condition, which means according to the spirit of the Lord.”


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

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