July 18 - Saint Frederick


A Dutch bishop, who was dedicated with kindness and generosity to his people, gained enemies for defending the truth. For example, Empress Judith, who lived a scandalous life, was enraged when Frederick tried to gently confront her. He was murdered in church as he ended Mass in 838. When he was dying, Frederick prayed with Psalm 116: I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the country of life.

What scares you most? Have you ever gained an enemy while doing what you considered correct and good?


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