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 May 5, 2023 

Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Saint of the day

Saint Hilary of Arles (d.449)

Saint Hilary of Arles was born into an aristocratic family. He had a tough decision to make: strive for a secular career or enter into religious life. With the persuasion and guidance of a family member, Saint Honoratus, Hilary chose religious life. He first became a monk, but eventually succeeded Honoratus as bishop of Arles. Hilary dove head-first into his duties as bishop. He worked to make money for the poor, sold Church artifacts to free captives, and became a renowned preacher. He always traveled on foot and adorned himself in simple clothing. Saint Hilary of Arles faced severe opposition from some bishops who questioned his methods, but nobody questioned his faith or holiness.

Reflection

Saint Hilary of Arles was largely known for his compassion to everyone. As Jesus taught his disciples, people will know followers of Christ by how they treat others. Saint Hilary strove always to act compassionately, whether on behalf of the poor or the prisoner, the innocent or the guilty. Who in your life is in need of compassion?

Prayer

Dear Jesus, please help me to be always compassionate.

Liturgical season information

Lectionary: 283

Place in Year: Easter

Color of decorations and priest's vestments: White

Daily readings

Reading 1: Acts 13:26-33

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 2:6-7, 8-9, 10-11Ab

Alleluia: Jn 14:6

Gospel: Jn 14:1-6

View complete readings on USCCB.org
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