Saint for the Day - June 15 - Sts. Vitus,
Crescentia & Modestus
Titus was a child nobly
born, who had the happiness to instructed in the
Faith, and inspired with the most perfect sentiments
of his religion, by his Catholic nurse, named
Crescentia, and her faithful husband, Modestus. His
father, Hylas, was extremely incensed when he
discovered the child's invincible aversion to
idolatry; and finding him not to be overcome by
stripes and such like chastisements, he delivered
him up to Valerian, the governor, who in vain tried
all his arts to work him into compliance with his
father's will and the emperor's edicts. He escaped
out of their hands, and, together with Crescentia
and Modestus, fled into Italy.
They there met with the crown of martyrdom in
Lucania, in the persecution of Diocletian. The
heroic spirit of martyrdom which we admire in St.
Vitus was owing to the early impressions of piety
which he received from the lessons and example of a
virtuous nurse. Of such infinite importance is the
choice of virtuous preceptors, nurses, and servants
Saint for the Day - Sts. Vitus, Crescentia &
Read about the Saint for today - June 15 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
What happiness for an infant to
be formed naturally to all
virtue, and for the spirit of
simplicity, meekness, goodness,
and piety to be moulded in its
tender frame! Such a foundation
being well laid, further graces
are abundantly communicated, and
a soul improves daily these
seeds, and rises to the height
of Catholic virtue often
without experiencing severe
conflicts of the passions.
Saint for the Day Website
We hope that you gain spiritual knowledge and inspiration reading about the saint for today - June 15. An online Catholic resource providing a short Reflection for the year ahead. Use these short, inspiring words to request guidance or assistance for yourself and for the sake of others.