Placid and Maurus are saints you might not have heard of, but if you have ever been to a Benedictine monastery and seen two lakes on the property then you have seen one of the results of their lives - one of the lakes is properly named for Placid the other for Maurus. The story goes that Maurus, who one of Benedict's original followers, kept Placid, who had gone down to draw water, from drowning. Not very remarkable perhaps but he did so because Benedict sent him out after his brother, having had a vision of it while speaking to him. The remarkable part of the story is that in his haste to reach Placid, without realizing it, Maurus had run out upon the water, like Jesus rescuing Peter.
This day is shared with Faustina, and the call to trust and peace seems to go together for me.
When I look into the future, I am frightened, but why plunge into the future? Only the present moment is precious to me, as the future may never enter my soul at all. It is no longer in my power, to change, correct or add to the past; for neither sages nor prophets could do that. And so, what the past has embraced I must entrust to God. O present moment, you belong to me, whole and entire, I desire to use you as best I can. And although I am weak and small, You grant me the grace of Your omnipotence. And so, trusting in Your mercy, I walk through life like a little child, Offering You each day this heart Burning with love for Your greater glory.
-- Diary of Sr. Faustina, paragraph 2
Truth to Ponder
I decided to spend a year thinking about the Faith celebrated in the sanctoral calendar. There are also just some events, Scriptural, and other quotes that strike me on random days; or randomly on days, as the case may be.
Saint's Days by Month
Days by Entry