Wednesday, January 19, 2011

St. Fillan, Pray for us!

Today is the feast of St. Fillan. He was a hermit. One interesting story about him is that he was building a church, and he used an ox to help him with the work. One day a wolf killed the ox. St. Fillan then got the wolf to do the ox’s work.

He is the patron saint of mental illnesses and disorders, as well as for people who struggle with mental illness.

Today let us pray for all those struggling with any mental illness, and for their caregivers. Lord, help us to be compassionate, merciful, and kind to all those we meet.

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