Saint for the Day - June 25 - St. Prosper of
St. Prosper was born at
Aquitaine, in the year 403. His works show that in
his youth he had happily applied himself to all the
branches both of polite and sacred learning. On
account of the purity and sanctity of his manners,
he is called by those of his age a holy and
venerable man. Our Saint does not appear to have
been any more than a layman; but being of great
virtue, and of extraordinary talents and learning,
he wrote several works in which he ably refuted the
errors of heresy. St. Leo the Great, being chosen
Pope in 440, invited St. Prosper to Rome, made him
his secretary, and employed him in the most
important affairs of the Church.
Our Saint crushed the Pelagian heresy, which began
again to raise its head in that capital, and its
final overthrow is said to be due to his zeal,
learning, and unwearied endeavors. The date of his
death is uncertain, but he was still living in 463.
Saint for the Day - St. Prosper of Aquitaine
Read about the Saint for today - June 25 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
All perfection consists in
keeping a guard upon the heart.
Wherever we are, we can make a
solitude in our hearts, detach
ourselves from the world, and
converse familiarly with God.
Let us take St. Prosper of
Aquitaine for our
example and encouragement.
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