Saint for the Day - October 22 - St. Mello,
St. Mello is said to
have been a native of Great Britain; his mal for the
Faith engaged him in the sacred ministry, and God
having blessed his labors with wonderful success, he
was consecrated first bishop of Rouen in Normandy,
which see he is said to have held forty years. He
died in peace, about the beginning of the fourth
St. Hilarion was born of heathen parents, near Gaza,
and was converted while studying grammar in
Alexandria. Shortly after, he visited St. Antony,
and, still only in his fifteenth year, he became a
solitary in the Arabian desert. A multitude of
monks, attracted by his sanctity, peopled the desert
where he lived. In consequence of this, he fled from
one country to another, seeking to escape the praise
of men; but everywhere his miracles of mercy
betrayed his presence. Even his last retreat at
Cyprus was broken by a paralytic, who was cured by
St. Hilarion, and then spread the fame of the Saint.
He died with the words, "Go forth, my soul; why dost
thou doubt? Nigh seventy years hast thou served God,
and dost thou fear death?"
Saint for the Day - St. Mello, Bishop
Read about the Saint for today - October 22 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Our Lord said to St. Gertrude,
"God accepts every soul you set
free, as if you had redeemed him
from captivity, and will reward
you in a fitting time for the
benefit you have conferred."
Saint for the Day Website
We hope that you gain spiritual knowledge and inspiration reading about the saint for today - October 22. 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.