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Thought for the Day – 1 September – the Memorial of St Giles, one of th Fourteen Holy Helpers

Thought for the Day – 1 September – the Memorial of St Giles, one of th Fourteen Holy Helpers

Despite the fact that much about St Giles is shrouded in mystery, we can say that he was one of the most popular saints in the Middle Ages.   St Giles may not have been a martyr but, as the word martyr means, he was a true witness to the faith.   This is attested to by the faith of the People of God in the Middle Ages.   He became one of the “holy helpers” and can still function in that role for us today.

It seems appropriate, that St Giles, who loved nature and whom nature loved, who made his home in a forest, in a hollow tree, should have his feast day today, 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

There is nothing random, nothing that happens by chance – all is held in God’s hands!

St Giles pray for us and for all of God’s creation.st giles pray for us

 

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Passionate Catholic. Being Catholic is a way of life - a love affair "Religion must be like the air we breathe..."- St John Bosco Prayer is what the world needs combined with the example of our lives which testify to the Light of Christ. This site will mainly concentrate on Daily Prayers, Novenas and the Memorials and Feast Days of our friends in Heaven, the Saints who went before us and the great blessings the Church provides in our Catholic Monthly Devotions. "For the saints are sent to us by God as so many sermons. We do not use them, it is they who move us and lead us, to where we had not expected to go.” Charles Cardinal Journet (1891-1975) This site adheres to the Catholic Church and all her teachings.

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