December 14, 2017

St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli on God

Saint Virginia Centurione Bracelli

December 15th is the feast of the Italian saint Virginia Centurione Bracelli that is observed throughout Italy. Virginia was born in 1587 and forced into marriage in 1602. She raised two daughters and was widowed at the age of 20. She repulsed another suitor seeking marriage and made a solemn vow of chastity. She devoted her life to aiding the destitute and the sick. This is her oft repeated quote on God.
When God is the only goal, all disagreements are smoothed out, all difficulties overcome.
— St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli
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Prayer for St.  Virginia Centurione Bracelli’s Intercession

God, in St Virginia Centurione Bracelli, you have provided us with an example of lifelong service to the less fortunate among us. Move our hearts with the same compassion as You did hers, so we may follow her by directing our efforts in this life to love and service of You in our neighbors. Through Your Son, Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Holy St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli, intercede for us.

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