Sunday, January 12, 2014

January 13: Saint Hilary of Poitiers

St. Hilary of Poitiers

History

Saint Hilary was not raised to be a Christian. He knew instinctively that his life was a gift, but he wondered who the Giver was. He began to search for the Giver of Life by talking to people and reading books. He was told a lot of confusing ideas, but none of them seemed right. Then he found the sacred Scriptures. When he read what God told Moses about Himself — “I AM who I AM” — Hilary knew he had found the Giver of Life. When he read the Psalms, he was comforted in knowing that God cared about him. And when he read the Gospels, he learned God loved him enough to send His Son to die for him. Hilary became a Christian, and then a priest, and then a bishop, and he preached about God to people all over Europe and Asia.

Activity

The Gospel of John gave Saint Hilary the final key he needed to become a Christian. Today, read John 1:1-5. What do you learn about God in this passage?

Saint Hilary of Poitiers, pray for us!

More reading for parents:

Saint Hilary’s book, “On theTrinity”