Saint for the Day - October 3 - St. Gerard
St. Gerard was of a
noble family of the county of Namur, France. An
engaging sweetness of temper, and a strong
inclination to piety and devotion, gained him from
the cradle the esteem and affection of every one.
Having been sent on an important mission to the
Court of France, he was greatly edified at the
fervor of the monks of St. Denis, at Paris, and
earnestly desired to consecrate himself to God with
them. Returning home he settled his temporal
affairs, and went back with great joy to St. Denis'.
He had lived ten years with great fervor in this
monastery, when in 931 he was sent by his abbot to
found an abbey upon his estate at Brogue, three
leagues from Namur. He settled this new abbey, and
then built himself a little cell near the church,
and lived in it a recluse until God called him to
undertake the reformation of many monasteries, which
he did successfully. When he had spent almost twenty
years in these zealous labors, he shut himself up in
his cell, to prepare his soul to receive the
recompense of his labors, to which he was called on
the 3d of October in 959.
Saint for the Day - St. Gerard
Read about the Saint for today - October 3 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Though we are in the world, let
us strive to separate ourselves
from it and consecrate ourselves
to God, remembering that "the
world passeth away, but he that
doth the will of God abideth
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