St. Wolfgang (934-994), also known as the Great Almoner, was a Benedictine monk, reformer, and Bishop of Regensburg, Bavaria (now Germany). He was from the noble class with an excellent education. As bishop he worked to reform the monasteries and convents in his diocese. He is remembered for his teaching abilities, his oratory skills, and his charity towards the poor. He was also integral to the evangelization efforts of the Magyars in what is today modern Hungary. Towards the end of his life he withdrew to a solitary spot to live as a hermit and build a church at what is now St. Wolfgang’s Lake in Austria. He prayed and threw and axe into the wilderness, and on the place where the axe fell he built his cell. The town of St. Wolfgang still exists on the spot. According to legend he tricked the Devil into helping him build the church, promising him the first soul that came through its doors. The devil agreed, and after the construction was completed, a wolf was the first to cross its threshold, thus tricking the devil. St. Wolfgang’s life was foundational to Bavarian and Austrian civilization. Many miracles occurred at his tomb, especially those related to stomach ailments. St. Wolfgang is the patron saint of carpenters, stroke victims, and the paralyzed. His feast day is October 31st.
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Good Morning ☀:)☀
We sometimes work with the concept that the ultimate goal is to succeed and if not we fail.
Success and failure are but outcomes of the efforts you make and that’s relative.
The ultimate goal is giving everything you’ve got and enjoying the process.
Wishing you triumph daily 🙏;)🙏
To enter the kingdom of God one must struggle against the forces of temptation and whatever would hinder us from doing the will of God … – Luke 13:22-30
Good Morning ☀:)☀
We’ve been asked to place our trust in the Creator and not man.
We all know why. We can’t even trust ourselves sometimes.
When we transfer our trust into the Almighty, He not only gives us pardon; He places us in His immediate circle. He looks after us with a keen eye.
Wishing you an awesome day 🙏;)🙏
POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II
Pope St. John Paul II (1920–2005) was born in Poland and was a vibrant, athletic, and intelligent child. His deeply religious father played an important role in his spiritual formation after his mother’s death when he was 8 years old. He studied literature, poetry, and theater before his studies were interrupted by the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. He answered the call to the priesthood, and after entering a clandestine seminary was ordained in 1946. He completed his doctoral studies in Rome and returned to Poland where he ministered in a special way to young people. He was ordained a bishop in 1958 and attended the Second Vatican Council in 1962. He is well known for his leadership in encouraging a spiritual and cultural resistance to the Communist occupation of Poland. He was elected Supreme Pontiff in 1978, the first non-Italian pope in over 450 years, and had the second-longest pontificate in history. He was a remarkable theologian and philosopher and a guardian of orthodoxy. During his time as Holy Father he gave a multitude of important contributions to the Church including his teaching on Theology of the Body, his emphasis on the Universal Call to Holiness, and strong devotion to the Virgin Mary. He is also known as the “Pope of the Family.” During his pontificate he beatified 1338 people and canonized 482 saints. He also visited 129 countries, making him one of the most well-traveled world leaders in history. He was canonized by Pope Francis in 2014. His feast day is October 22nd.
“Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.”