June 26 – St Jutta of Thuringia – Franciscan Saint of the Day

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The life of St Jutta of Thuringia, Widow, Third Order (1200-1264) for the June 26th Franciscan Saint of the Day. She was a very pious, married, noblewoman, and led her husband to similar piety. After he passed away on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, she gave away all her riches to give sustenance to the poor. She spent the last years of her life praying for the conversion of the Prussians. Reflection is on Christian widowhood and establishing a reputation in good works and prayer, following the example of Mary.

For more on St Jutta https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jutta_of_Kulmsee

Read by Fra Gabriel Cortes, FI from Marion Habig's "The Franciscan Book of Saints" Revised Edition, Franciscan Herald Press, ISBN: 978-0819907516

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