Saint for the Day - November 16 - St. Edmund of
St. Edmund left his
home at Abingdon, a boy of twelve years old, to
study at Oxford, and there protected himself against
many grievous temptations by a vow of chastity, and
by espousing himself to Mary for life. He was soon
called to active public life, and as treasurer of
the diocese of Salisbury showed such charity to the
poor that the dean said he was rather the treasure
than the treasurer of their church. In 1234 he was
raised to the see of Canterbury, where he fearlessly
defended the rights of Church and State against the
avarice and greed of Henry III.; but finding himself
unable to force that monarch to relinquish the
livings which he kept vacant for the benefit of the
royal coffers, Edmund retired into exile sooner than
appear to connive at so foul a wrong.
After two years spent in solitude and prayer, he
went to his reward, and the miracles wrought at his
tomb at Pontigny were so numerous that he was
canonized in 1246, within four years of his death.
Saint for the Day - St. Edmund of Canterbury
Read about the Saint for today - November 16 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
The Saints were tempted even
more than ourselves; but they
stood where we fall, because
they trusted to Mary, and not to
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