Jan 18 – St. Charles of Sezze – Franciscan Saint of the Day

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The Life of St. Charles of Sezze, Confessor, First Order (1613-1670) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Jan 18. Charles was born in Sezze, Italy and had a very pious youth, growing in the virtues. He entered the Franciscans becoming very zealous and was infused with profound wisdom without much study.

Reflection is on how to make a good meditation, how this is a ladder to heaven with angels ascending and descending
Need to be detached from worldly things and focused on God
Means to stay focused on God, reading
Dealing with aridity and how to avoid it.

For more on St. Charles of Sezze
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_of_Sezze
- https://www.roman-catholic-saints.com/saint-charles-of-sezze.html

Also on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JAN1_jylYfw

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

Ave Maria!


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