April 16 - Saint Benedict Joseph Labre


He was called a vagabond of God or a gypsy of Christ. He was the eldest of 15 children in a modest family of farmers. Benedict Joseph Labre was inclined to the contemplative life, but was rejected by several monasteries. He decided then that his monastery would be the way: the streets of the cities, especially Rome. He did not ask for alms, and yet when he received them, he gave it to the poor. He spent nights in the ruins of the Coliseum of Rome and during the day he would walk the streets while he prayed. St. Benedict Joseph Labre’s convinced many.

Are you seeking other ways to follow your calling when you see that some doors close or do you remain paralyzed?

 

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