Saint for the Day - October 1 - St. Remigius
Remigius, or Remi, was
born of noble and pious parents. At the age of
twenty-two, in spite of the canons and of his own
reluctance, he was acclaimed Archbishop of Rheims.
He was unusually tall, his face impressed with
blended majesty and serenity, his bearing gentle,
humble, and retiring. He was learned and eloquent,
and had the gift of miracles. His pity and charity
were boundless, and in toil he knew no weariness.
His body was the outward expression of a noble and
holy soul, breathing the spirit of meekness and
compunction. For so choice a workman God had fitting
work. The South of France was in the hands of
Arians, and the pagan Franks were wresting the North
from the Romans. St. Remigius confronted Clovis,
their king, and converted and baptized him at
Christmas, in 496. With him he gained the whole
Frank nation. He threw down the idol altars, built
churches, and appointed bishops. He withstood and
silenced the Arians, and converted so many that he
left France a Catholic kingdom, its king the oldest
and at the time the only crowned son of the Church.
He died in 533, after an episcopate of seventy-four
years, the longest on record.
Saint for the Day - St. Remigius
Read about the Saint for today - October 1 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Few men have had such natural
advantages and such gifts of
grace as St. Remi, and few have
done so great a work. Learn from
him to bear the world's praise
as well as its scorn with a
lowly and chastened heart.
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