Saint for the Day - December 23 - St. Servulus
Servulus was a beggar,
and had been so afflicted with palsy from his
infancy that he was never able to stand, sit
upright, lift his hand to his mouth, or turn himself
from one side to another. His mother and brother
carried him into the porch of St. Clement's Church
at Rome, where he lived on the alms of those that
passed by. He used to entreat devout persons to read
the Holy Scriptures to him, which he heard with such
attention as to learn them by heart. His time he
consecrated by assiduously singing hymns of praise
and thanksgiving to God.
After several years thus spent, his distemper having
seized his vitals, he felt his end was drawing nigh.
In his last moments he desired the poor and
pilgrims, who had often shared in his charity, to
sing sacred hymns and psalms for him. While he
joined his voice with theirs, he on a sudden cried
out: "Silence! do you not hear the sweet melody and
praise which resound in the heavens?" Soon after he
spoke these words he expired, and his soul was
carried by angels into everlasting bliss, about the
Saint for the Day - St. Servulus
Read about the Saint for today - December 23 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
The whole behaviour of this poor
sick beggar loudly condemns
those who, when blessed with
good health and a plentiful
fortune, neither do good works
nor suffer the least cross with
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