Monday, February 15, 2016

February 15: Saint Walfrid

St. Walfrid

History

Walfrid and his wife Thesia were happily married. After their children were grown, they felt God asking them to built two monestaries, one for Thesia and other women, and one for Walfrid and other men, including their son Gimfrid. After some time of living in vows to God, Gimfrid ran away in the middle of the night, stealing horses and important papers. Walfrid sent a search party and prayed that Gimfrid would come back. He also prayed that God would give Gimfrid a sign so that he would never forget his vows to God. When Gimfrid returned, one of his fingers had been injured so badly, he could never use it again. But he became a wise and wonderful leader, following in Walfrid’s footsteps. 

Activity

We often need to be reminded to think about God, like Gimfrid needed to be reminded. Draw a small cross on the back of your first finger today, where you will see it many times. When you see it, tell Jesus “Thank you” for whatever you are doing at the moment. At the end of the day, ask yourself if the reminder helped you stay closer to Jesus. 

Saint Walfrid, pray for us!


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