Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May 17: St. Paschal Baylon

St. Paschal Baylon

History

Saint Paschal Baylon's parents were poor Spainards, but they were rich in faith. So when he was born on the Feast of Pentecost, which is called "the Pasch" in Spain, they named him Paschal. Paschal had to work as a shepherd instead of going to school, but he would carry a book with him, and if anybody walked by, he would ask that person to teach him letters and words until he learned how to read. He grew up to become a monk, and he often had visions when he was praying before the Blessed Sacrament. He prayed all the time, even while working. 


Activity

In honor of Saint Paschal Baylon today, make a simple Spanish tortilla for dinner. It's sort of like a frittata or an omelet, and it's a good, cheap meal. 

Saint Paschal Baylon, pray for us!


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