Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April 27: St. Zita

Window of St. Zita
at St. Leonard Church
Madison, Nebraska

History

St. Zita was born into a poor but holy family. Her sister became a nun, but Zita became a housekeeper when she was only 12. She worked very hard for her employers, but she also made time every day to go to Mass, pray, and and help the poor. The family she worked for was at first worried that she was giving away too much food to hungry people, but they soon realized that she was doing the work of the Lord and gave her free reign to decide her own working schedule so she could help the poor as much as she wanted to - and she still managed to get all her housekeeping duties done. 


Activity

Saint Zita used to say, "A servant is not holy if she is not busy." She also said, "Lazy people of our position is fake holiness." With our modern lives being so full of activities and responsibilities, it can be easy of us to make prayer, Bible study, worship and serving others the lowest priority of our day. Watch this video about setting godly priorities and make a commitment to do the "God things" first. You'll be surprised at how everything that you need to get done will get done when you put the Lord first! If you get discouraged, ask Saint Zita to pray for you. 


Saint Zita, pray for us! 

More reading for parents: 

EWTN
Catholic News Agency
Catholic Online