November 13 – Saint Brice: Patron Saint against Intestinal Diseases

Saint Brice: Patron Saint against Intestinal Diseases (Feast Date: November 13)

Extract from Saint Brice: “An orphan rescued by Saint Martin of Tours, and raised by Martin‘s clerics. Though ostensibly a spiritual student of Saint Martin, Brice became so wild, wicked, proud, ungrateful, and disorderly that some thought him possessed by a demon! He became a priest, but was a vain, ambitious one with contempt for Martin. Many advised Martin to kick him out, but Saint Martin said that if Jesus could deal with Judas, he could deal with Brice. On Martin‘s death in 397, Brice was designated to succeed him as bishop of Tours, France. However, the people of the diocese revolted, substituted a priest named Justinian, and Brice left town to avoid a stoning. Justinan held the see for over 30 years, during which Brice came to his senses, and began to lead a pious and admirable life. . . .” See PICTURE of Saint Brice.

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

Cholera in Cuba (July, 2012) (Americas) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: July 16 – July 29, 2012.

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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