Saint for the Day - November 5 - St. Bertille
St. Bertille was born
of one of the most illustrious families in the
territory of Soissons, in the reign of Dagobert I.
As she grew up she learned perfectly to despise the
world, and earnestly desired to renounce it. Not
daring to tell this to her parents, she first
consulted St. Ouen, by whom she was encouraged in
her resolution. The Saint's parents were then made
acquainted with her desire, which God inclined them
not to oppose. They conducted her to Jouarre, a
great monastery in Brie, four leagues from Meaux,
where she was received with great joy and trained up
in the strictest practice of monastic perfection.
By her perfect submission to all her sisters she
seemed every one's servant, and acquitted herself
with such great charity land edification that she
was chosen prioress to assist the abbess in her
administration. About the year 646 she was appointed
first abbess of the abbey of Chelles, which she
governed for forty-six years with equal vigor and
discretion, until she closed her penitential life in
Saint for the Day - St. Bertille
Read about the Saint for today - November 5 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
It is written that the Saints
raise themselves heavenward,
going from virtue to virtue, as
if by steps
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