Monday, February 22, 2016

February 21: St. Peter Damian

St. Peter Damian


Peter was orphaned when he was very young. He went to live with one of his big brothers, who treated him terribly. Another brother, who was a priest, sent him to school. There, Peter learned to love Jesus. When Peter grew up, he became a monk. He studied the Bible all the time, and he wrote several books about God. 


One of Saint Peter Damian’s most important works is De Divina Omnipotentia, which is all about the power of God. It is still used in seminaries and universities all over the world. Today, read Psalm 46, which is also about the power of God (but a lot shorter and easier to read than De Divina Omnipotentia). 

Saint Peter Damian, pray for us!

More reading for parents:

Catholic Encyclopedia