Saint for the Day - December 12 - St. Valer & St.
St. Valery was born at
Auvergne, in the sixth century, O and in his
childhood kept his father's sheep. He was yet young
when he took the monastic habit in the neighboring
monastery of St. Antony. Seeking the most perfect
means of advancing in the paths of all virtues, he
passed from this house to the more austere monastery
of St. Germanus of Auxerre, and finally to that of
Luxeuil, where he spent many years. He travelled
into Neustria, where he converted many infidels, and
assembled certain fervent disciples, and laid the
foundation of a monastery. Saint Valery went to
receive the recompense of his happy perseverance on
the 12th of December in 622.
St. Finian was a native of Leinster, was instructed
in the elements of Catholic virtue by the disciples
of St. Patrick, and passed over into Wales; but
about the year 520 he returned into Ireland. To
propagate the work of God, our Saint established
several monasteries and schools. St. Finian was
chosen and consecrated Bishop of Clonard. In the
love of his flock and his zeal for their salvation
he was infirm with the infirm, and wept with those
that wept. He healed the souls, and often also the
bodies, of those that applied to him. He departed to
Our Lord on the 12th of December in 552.
Saint for the Day - St. Valer & St. Finian
Read about the Saint for today - December 12 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Whoever has to dwell in the world
stands in need of great prudence;
the Holy Scripture itself assures us
that "the knowledge of the holy is
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