Jul 10 – St. Veronica Giuliani – Franciscan Saint of the Day
St. Veronica Giuliani, Virgin, Second Order (1660-1727) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Jul 10. St. Veronica Giuliani was born in Mercatello, Italy she had to convince her Father that she was called to be a Poor Clare rather than be married. She entered a convent in Umbria. She grew in prayer and piety, held important offices in the convent, and had many mystical experiences culminating in the stigmata of the five wounds of Christ. Church authorities tested her humility with many trials and was declared genuine.
Reflection is on the marks of Humility, how the humble think of themselves the least, like St. Paul and St. Francis, always taking the lowest places, withstanding the severest tests through humiliations, like St Veronica, and that humility is the basis for all the other virtues.
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Read by Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia, FI from Marion Habig's "The Franciscan Book of Saints" Revised Edition, Franciscan Herald Press, ISBN: 978-0819907516