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Thought for the Day – 2 July

Thought for the Day – 2 July

By the time of his death, Saint Bernardino Realino (saint of the day 2 July) was recognizsed as a man of great zeal and holiness.   Those who had known him at once hailed him as a saint.   Following his death, blood that had been collected from him while alive was observed to defy biological properties.   For over a century, the blood remained liquefied, foaming and frothing on the anniversary of his death.   Similarly, when his tomb was opened, the flesh of his body was found to be incorrupt, his blood frothing and emitting a sweet perfumed scent.


His life reminds us that it is never too late for a change in perspective!   As a young man, Bernardino achieved great worldly success but realised that worldly recognition and riches left him unfulfilled.   He turned to the Lord, listened for His Will and embraced a rich lifetime of service and obedience, providing necessary spiritual direction to others. On this, his feast day, we might pause to take stock of our own perspective and priorities. How do we judge success in our lives? How might that differ from the manner in which the Lord, Our God, judges success?   Are we able to live today’s Gospel – Matthew 10:37-42?

St Bernardino Realino, pray for us!

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