Saint Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621)
for September 17
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Saint Robert Bellarmine truly lived in solidarity with the poor. The Church teaches that, regardless of our position in life, we are to identify with and, as best as we can, care for the poor. Even Saint Robert Bellarmine, who held the highly honorable position of a cardinal, managed to live in solidarity with the poor. Do you live in solidarity with the poor? Think about the plight of the poor and try to empathize with their plight.
Dear Jesus, please help me to empathize with those less fortunate than I am. Help me to spread your love and compassion to them.