Phillip's life is a statement to the power of both the laity and the clergy to bring about change.
When he started, he was a layman, zealous for the Faith; it was only after some ten years was he convinced that he should finish his studies to be more effective as a priest.
That said, he was effective enough as a layman to cause changes in Rome.
Once again the Spirit has seen fit to lose what I had written to remind me that my words are but straw. I leave it to you to learn more about this most wonderful saint.
I will end by saying that Philip reminds us to live out our vocation, to turn thoughts into action, and to do all things in charity, regardless of whether we are clergy, religious, or lay!
-- Daily Meditations, May 3rd and 26th
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