Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March 16: St. Eusebia

History

When Eusebia was only 8 years old, her dad was murdered, and her mom sent her to live in the abbey her great-grandmother, Gertrude, had started, so she'd be safe. Four years later, Gertrude died, leaving Eusebia as abbess, even though she was only 12! Eusebia's mom thought that was a terrible idea, so she made the sisters merge with another order. Most of the sisters were not happy about this. After a long time, Eusebia was able to take the sisters back to their old abbey and be their abbess. By then, Eusebia had grown in wisdom, and she ended up being a really good leader. 

Activity

Even though Eusebia was only a 12-year-old girl, her great-grandmother saw she would be a good leader of the abbey. Today, take some time to pray that the children you are close to will know their vocations and be obedient to their calling.

St. Eusebia, pray for us! 

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Last year, we leaned about another young saint, Saint Dentlin