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Thought for the Day – 2 September – The Memorial of St Solomon Le Clercq FSC (1767-1792)

Thought for the Day – 2 September – The Memorial of St Solomon Le Clercq FSC (1767-1792)

It seems highly appropriate that St Solomon’s memorial coninsides with today’s Gospel of the Talents – “Fear is the wrong attitude….” (Pope Benedict XVI)

“The glorification of our first martyr will be held at the closing of the “Year of Mercy.”   As stressed so many times by Pope Francis during the Jubilee Year, to understand what it means “mercy” is to understand the core of Jesus’ teaching. Mercy is love and for love He is willing to do everything, even to give his own life.   This is what our Brother Solomon, is teaching us by his heroic fidelity
The canonisation of Brother Solomon will certainly be a blessing for our Institute. Together, let us thank the Lord. The example set by our Brother must push us to follow Christ day after day.
Although we are not called to give a bloody witness we are called anyway to do this in the “terrible day to day task ” of our apostolic life.
On the occasion of the feast of St Bartholomew, our Founder writes: “You have to suffer a constant martyrdom that is no less violent for the spirit than Saint Bartholomew’s was for his body. You must, so to speak, tear off your own skin, which Saint Paul calls the old man, in order to be clothed with the Spirit of Jesus Christ, which is, according to the same Apostle, the new man.”  (Brother Robert Schieler, FSC – Superior General)

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