Saint Gall was an Irish missionary who traveled with a group of priests to Switzerland. Saint Gall became ill, so he had to stay while the others continued on to Italy. He lived as a hermit, but he was widely known as a very holy man. Once, he was walking through a forest when a bear threatened him. He rebuked the bear in the name of Jesus, and the bear stopped its attack and became Saint Gall’s constant companion.
Today, carry a teddy bear with you to remind you of Saint Gall’s holy devotion to Christ.