April 9 – Saint Waldetrudis


listenLord of Justice, because Saint Waldetrudis (d.688) came from a very holy family and had a good marriage with saintly children, her neighbors grew jealous, and to bring her down, they claimed that she only appeared to be holy in order to cover up some hidden sins.  Since You knew the truth, she did not defend herself.  I ask Saint Waldetrudis to pray about the injustices committed against me—the gossip, the slander, the prejudices, and the wrong impressions.  Lord, be my Defender.  Give me strength to resist fighting back.  Help me to see these trials as opportunities for more spiritual growth.  Saint Waldetrudis, pray for me.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Saint Raphael of Lesvos (d.1463)
Feast Day April 9

quotePatience is a heavenly gift, a gift from the Heavenly Father. With patience, and love for your fellow men, you become a victor in life’s continual trials.”


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

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