April 11 – Saint Godeberta of Noyon: Patron Saint for Drought Relief

Saint Godeberta of Noyon, Patron Saint for Drought Relief (Feast Date: April 11)

Extract from St. Godeberta:  “She was very carefully educated, her parents being of noble rank and attached to the court of King Clovis II. When the question of her marriage was being discussed in presence of the king, the saintly Bishop of Noyon, Eligius, as if by inspiration, presented Godeberta with a golden ring and expressed the hope that she might devote her life to the service of God. Godeberta, moved by the Holy Spirit and feeling her heart suddenly filled with Divine love, turned away from the bright prospects before her and refused the advantageous offers that had been made by her noble suitors. She declared her willingness to be the spouse of Christ and asked the holy prelate to allow her to assume the veil. In a short time all opposition to her wishes disappeared and she entered on her new life under the guidance of St. Eligius.”  See PICTURE of St. Godeberta. See also: Godeberta (Multilingual), Saint Godeberta of Noyon (EN), Sainte Godeberte (FR).

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Godberta of Noyon on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Drought in Somalia (Spring, 2011) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions – April 11 – April  24, 2011.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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