Saint for the Day - September 10 - St. Nicholas
Born in answer to the
prayer of a holy mother, and vowed before his birth
to the service of God, Nicholas never lost his
baptismal innocence. His austerities were
conspicuous even in the austere Order—the Hermits of
St. Augustine—to which he belonged, and to the
remonstrances which were made by his superiors he
only replied, "How can I be said to fast, while
every morning at the altar I receive my God?" He
conceived an ardent charity for the Holy Souls, so
near and yet so far from their Saviour; and often
after his Mass it was revealed to him that the souls
for whom he had offered the Holy Sacrifice had been
admitted to the presence of God. Amidst his loving
labors for God and man, he was haunted by fear of
his own sinfulness. "The heavens," said he, "are not
pure in the sight of Him Whom I serve; how then
shall I, a sinful man, stand before Him?"
As he pondered on these things, Mary, the Queen of
all Saints, appeared before him. "Fear not,
Nicholas," she said, "all is well with you: my Son
bears you in His Heart, and I am your protection."
Then his soul was at rest; and he heard, we are
told, the songs which the angels sing in the
presence of their Lord. He died September 10, 1310.
Saint for the Day - St. Nicholas of Tolentino
Read about the Saint for today - September 10 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Would you die the death of the
just? there is only one way to
secure the fulfilment of your
wish. Live the life of the just.
For it is impossible that one
who has been faithful to God in
life should make a bad or an
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