Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February 26: St. Isabel of France

St. Isabel statue at
Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris
Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen


Isabel was the daughter of King Louis VIII of France and the sister of Saint Louis. Many men wanted to marry her, but she wanted to give her life to God and only to God. She worked with the sick and the poor and founded a monastery, where she lived even though she never became a nun.


You don’t have to be a nun or a priest to help the sick and the poor. Today, think of somebody you know who is sick and do something to help them out, whether that’s dropping off a box of tissue and some soup, making an encouraging phone call, sending a card or something else.

Saint Isabel of France, pray for us!

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