Saint for the Day - September 7 - St. Cloud
St. Cloud is the first
and most illustrious Saint among the princes of the
royal family of the first race in France. He was son
of Chlodomir, King of Orleans, the eldest son of St.
Clotilda, and was born in 522. He was scarce three
years old when his father was killed in Burgundy;
but his grandmother Clotilda brought up him and his
two brothers at Paris, and loved them extremely.
Their ambitious uncles divided the kingdom of
Orleans between them, and stabbed with their own
hands two of their nephews. Cloud, by a special
providence, was saved from the massacre, and,
renouncing the world, devoted himself to the service
of God in a monastic state.
After a time he put himself under the discipline of
St. Severinus, a holy recluse who lived near Paris,
from whose hands he received the monastic habit.
Wishing to live unknown to the world, he withdrew
secretly into Provence, but his hermitage being made
public, he returned to Paris, and was received with
the greatest joy imaginable. At the earnest request
of the people, he was ordained priest by Eusebius,
Bishop of Paris, in 551, and served that Church some
time in the functions of the sacred ministry.
He afterward retired to St. Cloud, two leagues below
Paris, where he built a monastery. Here he assembled
many pious men, who fled out of the world for fear
of losing their souls in it. St. Cloud was regarded
by them as their superior, and he animated them to
all virtue both by word and example. He was
indefatigable in instructing and exhorting the
people of the neighboring country, and piously ended
his days about the year 560.
Saint for the Day - St. Cloud
Read about the Saint for today - September 7 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Let us remember that "the just
shall live for evermore; they
shall receive a kingdom of
glory, and a grown of beauty at
the hand of the Lord."
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