July 2 – Bernard of Quintavalle – Franciscan Saint of the Day
The life of Serv. of God Bernard of Quintavalle, Confessor, First Order (d. ~1241) for the July 2nd Franciscan Saint of the Day. He was a respected and prominent citizen of Asissi and became the first disciple of the young St Francis when he was considered little better than a fool. He set a good example for other Franciscans and he accompanied st. Francis on many missionary journeys.
Reflection is on respect for old age.
For more on Bernard of Quintavalle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_of_Quintavalle
Read by Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia, FI from Marion Habig's "The Franciscan Book of Saints" Revised Edition, Franciscan Herald Press, ISBN: 978-0819907516
Playlist of Franciscan Saints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TxcAETrU_k&list=PLejh_e0-LN4wErRczZGry4TXytCZFiLCm
Also on YouTube: https://youtu.be/IEd33Ecsm0M