Saint Libraire the Great was born into an imperial Roman patrician family with 9 other siblings. She worked for her family as a shepherdess and spent her time with the flocks spinning, praying, and singing hymns. While traveling, emperor Julian the Apostate found her in the field and tried to get her to renounce her faith by showing her a golden statue of Apollo. Saint Libaire struck the statue with her staff and it fell apart. She was murdered and became a martyr. Legend has it that a healing spring sprang up in the place of her murder.
Oh, Saint Libraire, you lived a peaceful life and you praised the Lord daily. When temptation presented itself in front of you, you stayed strong in your faith. Help us to have the strength that you had to overcome those obstacles and temptations. Amen
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