Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Memorial of St. Felix Cantalice

Another lay-brother saint.  So lowly, so humble, so faithful in serving the poor and his Roman Capuchin community for whom he begged alms.  He was so pure, so humble, so devoted to the poor, Our Lady moved with pity, laid the Infant Jesus in his arms ...

He was friends with St. Philip Neri and exhorted the young men of Rome to reform their lives - most likely sending them to Neri for confession.  At least I like to think he did.  He wandered the city as questor, while exhorting sinners to repentance, catechizing children, preaching against corruption, distributing alms to the needy, and working miracles.

He died on his birthday, May 18.

St. Felix of Cantalice, pray for us.  
Obtain for us a deep spirit of repentance, the virtue of charity,
and the grace of gratitude to God for his merciful love.  
Thank you, blessed father St. Felix.
Deo Gratias!

1 comment:

  1. What consolation! One that lasts for all eternity, to have the Babe placed in one's arms after such love and charity lived towards one's neighbor. Gracias Virgencita chula!
    Gracias, St. Felix of Cantalice, pray for us!


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