Saint for the Day - October 9 - St. Louis
St. Louis Bertrand was
born at Valencia, in Spain, in 1526, of the same
family as St. Vincent Ferrer. In 1545, after severe
trials, he was professed in the Dominican Order, and
at the age of twenty-five was made master of
novices, and trained up many great servants of God.
When the plague broke out in Valencia he devoted
himself to the sick and dying, and with his own
hands buried the dead. In 1562 he obtained leave to
embark for the American mission, and there converted
vast multitudes to the Faith.
He was favored with the gift of miracles, and while
preaching in his native Spanish was understood in
various languages. After seven years he returned to
Spain, to plead the cause of the oppressed Indians,
but he was not permitted to return and labor among
them. He spent his remaining days toiling in his own
country, till at length, in 1580, he was carried
from the pulpit in the Cathedral at Valencia to the
bed from whence he never rose. He died on the day he
had foretold—October 9, 1581.
Saint for the Day - St. Louis Bertrand
Read about the Saint for today - October 9 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
The Saints fasted, toiled, and
wept, not only for love of God,
but for fear of damnation. How
shall we, with our
self-indulgent lives and
unexamined consciences, face the
judgment-seat of Christ?
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