April 16 – Saint Joseph Benedict Labre

Joseph was the oldest of 18 brothers and studied with his uncle, she was the pastor in a town in France. He attempted to join various orders like the Trappists, the Carthusians and the Cistercians, but was rejected by all the monasteries. In 1770 he went on a pilgrimage to the European sanctuaries and stayed in Rome. He lived inform of the Coliseum praying and gained fame of holiness. He spent many hours praying before the Sacred Sacrament.

How would you react if you were rejected from some place?


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