Saint for the Day - December 15 - St. Mesmin
St. Mesmin was a native
of Verdun. The inhabitants of that place having
proved disloyal to King Clovis, an uncle of our
Saint's, a priest named Euspice, brought about a
reconciliation between the monarch and his subjects.
Clovis, appreciating the virtues of Euspice,
persuaded him to take up his residence at court, and
the servant of God took St. Mesmin along with him.
While journeying to Orleans with Clovis he noticed
at about two leagues from the city, beyond the
Loire, a solitary spot called Micy, which he thought
well suited for a retreat. Having asked for and
obtained the place, he with Mesmin and several
disciples built there a monastery, of which he took
At his death, which happened about two years after,
our Saint was appointed abbot by Eusebius, Bishop of
Orleans. During a terrible famine he fed nearly the
whole city of Orleans with wheat from his monastery,
without perceptibly reducing it; he also drove an
enormous serpent out of the place in which he was
afterwards buried. Having governed his monastery ten
years, he died as he had lived, in the odor of
sanctity, on the 15th of December, 520.
Saint for the Day - St. Mesmin
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Few are called to serve God by
great actions, but all are bound
to strive after perfection in
the ordinary actions of their
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