Thursday, June 25, 2015

June 25: Saint William of Vercelli

History

Saint William of Vercelli was born to a noble family, but both his parents died when he was little. He was a very devout Christian and he lived as a hermit, somebody who lives apart from everybody else so he can concentrate on prayer. However, Saint William was so holy, many people came to him to learn from his example. So, a monastery was built. Saint William then traveled through Naples, Italy, founding more monasteries.

Activity

Using your favorite building toys (Legos, Lincoln Logs, whatever you have) build little monasteries and set them around your home. Whenever you pass by one of them, as Saint William of Vercelli to pray for you, so that you can become holy, too.

Saint William of Vercelli, pray for us!


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