Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 22: Saint Sigfrid of Wearmouth


I couldn't find an image of Saint Sigfrid
 of Wearmouth but this un-named saint is 
reading a scroll, so it could be him.

History

Saint Sigfrid lied in England more around 1400 years ago. Many people respected him, and he led an abbey. Sigfrid was known for three things: he was very obedient to Christ, he was sick all the time, and he knew the Bible inside and out. Maybe it was knowing the Bible that helped him endure the pain and weakness that came from his illnesses.

Activity

Saint Sigfrid knew it was important to know and understand Scripture to help him through any kind of troubles. We should always learn and memorize Bible verses, because the Scriptures will help us, too. Here is a verse to memorize today in honor of Saint Sigfrid (Younger children can memorize just the last nine words if they have trouble with the whole thing):

“Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” — 2 Corinthians 12:10

Saint Sigfrid of Wearmouth, pray for us!


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