Saint Francis of Paola is today’s saint of the day. Saint Francis was born in Paola, Italy. He was canonized by Pope Leo X in 1519. Saint Francis of Paola was known as the patron of Italian seamen, because of the many miracles attributed to him that were related to the sea. He is also the founder of Minim friars, a severely ascetic Roman Catholic order which does charitable work and refrains from eating meat, eggs, or dairy products. People were touched by his love of prayer, his humility, and his obedience.
God, help us through the intercession of St. Francis of Paola to treat everyone with kindness and love. Help us to be humble and to overcome temptations which cause us to be disobedient.
Pray that we may always make time for you. Amen.