Saint Bridget (1303-1373)
for July 23
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Often, when we read about saints, we are amazed by the astonishing and fantastic nature of their work and accomplishments. It is important to remember, however, that even individuals who live normal, seemingly dull lives are capable of becoming great saints. Saint Bridget of Sweden was a mother and wife, and chose to become a leader in her community and in her church. Many of us, like Saint Bridget, are husbands, wives, parents and siblings. And, like Saint Bridget, we too are capable of having a tremendous impact and exhibiting profound virtue in our everyday lives and in our willingness to get involved in our communities. How can you become a better mother, father, friend or sibling? How can you help your community?
Pray to God to be given the compassion and kindness of Saint Bridget. Ask for God to show you avenues through which you can purposefully contribute to the well-being of your family and community.