Saint for the Day - November 13 - St. Stanislas
St. Stanislas was of a
noble Polish family. At the age of fourteen he went
with his elder brother Paul to the Jesuits’ College
at Vienna; and though Stanislas was ever bright and
sweet-tempered, his austerities were felt as a
reproach by Paul, who shamefully maltreated him.
This ill-usage and his own penances brought on a
dangerous illness, and, being in a Lutheran house,
he was unable to send for a priest. He now
remembered to have read of his patroness, St.
Barbara, that she never permitted her clients to die
without the Holy Viaticum: he devoutly appealed to
her aid, and she appeared with two angels, who gave
him the Sacred Host.
He was cured of this illness by Our Lady herself,
and was bidden by her to enter the Society of Jesus.
To avoid his father's opposition, he was obliged to
fly from Vienna; and, having proved his constancy by
cheerfully performing the most menial offices, he
was admitted to the novitiate at Rome. There he
lived for ten short months marked by a rare piety,
obedience, and devotion to his institute. He died,
as he had prayed to die, on the feast of the
Assumption, 1568, at the age of seventeen.
Saint for the Day - St. Stanislas Kostka
Read about the Saint for today - November 13 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
St. Stanislas teaches us in
every trial of life, and above
all in the hour of death, to
have recourse to our patron
Saint, and to trust without fear
to his aid.
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