Saint for the Day - November 18 - St. Odo of
On Christmas-eve, 877,
a noble of Aquitaine implored Our Lady to grant him
a son. His prayer was heard; Odo was born, and his
grateful father offered him to St. Martin. Odo grew
in wisdom and in virtue, and his father longed to
see him shine at court. But the attraction of grace
was too strong. Odo's heart was sad and his health
failed, until he forsook the world and sought refuge
under the shadow of St. Martin at Tours. Later on he
took the habit of St. Benedict at Baume, and was
compelled to become abbot of the great abbey of
Cluny, which was then building. He ruled it with the
hand of a master and the winningness of a Saint.
The Pope sent for him often to act as peacemaker
between contending princes, and it was on one of
those missions of mercy that he was taken ill at
Rome. At his urgent entreaty he was borne back to
Tours, where he died at the feet of " his own St.
Martin," in 942.
Saint for the Day - St. Odo of Cluny
Read about the Saint for today - November 18 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
"It needs only," says Father
Newman, "for a Catholic to show
devotion to any Saint, in order
to receive special benefits from
Saint for the Day Website
We hope that you gain spiritual knowledge and inspiration reading about the saint for today - November 18. 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.