Saint for the Day - September 6 - St. Eleutherius
and spirit of compunction were the distinguishing
virtues of this holy man. He was chosen abbot of St.
Mark's near Spoleto, and favored by God with the
gift of miracles. A child who was possessed by the
devil, being delivered by being educated in his
monastery, the abbot said one day: "Since the child
is among the servants of God, the devil dares not
approach him." These words seemed to savor of
vanity, and thereupon the devil again entered and
tormented the child.
The abbot humbly confessed his fault, and fasted and
prayed with his whole community till the child was
again freed from the tyranny of the fiend. St.
Gregory the Great not being able to fast on
Easter-eve on account of extreme weakness, engaged
this Saint to go with him to the church of St.
Andrew's and put up his prayers to God for his
health, that he might join the faithful in that
solemn practice of penance.
Eleutherius prayed with many tears, and the Pope,
coming out of the church, found his breast suddenly
strengthened, so that he was enabled to perform the
fast as he desired. St. Eleutherius raised a dead
man to life. Resigning his abbacy, he died in St.
Andrew's monastery in Rome, about the year 585.
Saint for the Day - St. Eleutherius
Read about the Saint for today - September 6 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
"Appear not to men to fast, but
to thy Father Who is in heaven,
and thy Father, Who seeth in
secret, He will repay thee."
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