Saint for the Day - October 5 - St. Placid
St. Placid was born in
Rome, in the year 515, of a patrician family, and at
seven years of age was taken by his father to the
monastery of Subiaco. At thirteen years of age he
followed St. Benedict to the new foundation at Monte
Casino, where he grew up in the practice of a
wonderful austerity and innocence of life. He had
scarcely completed his twenty-first year when he was
selected to establish a monastery in Sicily upon
some estates which had been given by his father to
He spent four years in building his monastery, and
the fifth had not elapsed before an inroad of
barbarians burned everything to the ground, and put
to a lingering death not only St. Placid and thirty
monks who had joined him, but also his two brothers,
Eutychius and Victorinus, and his holy sister Flavia,
who had come to visit him. The monastery was
rebuilt, and still stands under his invocation.
Saint for the Day - St. Placid
Read about the Saint for today - October 5 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Adversity is the touchstone of
the soul, because it discovers
the character of the virtue
which it possesses. One act of
thanksgiving when matters go
wrong with us is worth a
thousand thanks when things are
agreeable to our inclinations.
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