Thought for the Day – 10 January – The Memorial of St Peter Orseolo (928–987)
Like St Thomas More, St Peter Orseolo took his success very lightly and had a secret hunger in his heart for closeness to God. He was somehow touched by the wonder of God, as are all great solitaries and that wonder drove him into the wilderness where he could be alone with God. His example said a great deal to the people of his age and very much to this current time, pointing the way to the reality of God and the magnitude of eternal life and the complete worthlessness of worldly achievements.
St Peter Orseolo, Pray for us!