January 30 - Saint Bathildis
As a child, Bathildis, was kidnapped and sold as a slave to the king. She was devoted to simply doing her work as best as she could, capturing the attention of the king, who fell in love with her. They were married and had three children. Upon the death of the king, St. Bathildis continued to reign with simplicity until her son reached adulthood. She used her position to help the poor and defend the church.
Have you ever seen an example of kindness and righteous living so powerful that it has challenged you to change your own life?