September 5 - Saint Lawrence Giustiniani


From an early age Lawrence felt the call to consecrate his life to God and when he entered the Monastery of St. George, a friend went to see him to stress the insanity of this decision and renouncing the pleasures and wealth that the world offered. Since Lawrence was not convinced, his friend became indignant and began insulting him, however, Lawrence responded with kindness that life is short and for him it was worth it to give his life to something that does not end, in other words, God. The friend was convinced by Lawrence’s wisdom and he too embraced religious life.

Do you often feel pressure to abandon your faith or vocation? How do you respond? What is the most important thing in your life?


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