Jan 19 – St. Thomas of Cori – Franciscan Saint of the Day

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The Life of St. Thomas of Cori, Confessor, First Order (1655-1729) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Jan 19. Thomas was born in Cori, Italy of a pious and poor family. He entered the Franciscan and was ordained a priest where he encouraged missionaries to the far East. He worked zealously as a missionary preacher near Subiaco.

Reflection is on Saintly Youth:
How God loves the youth but especially saintly ones and leads to happiness.
Prepares for saintly life, forms lasting good habits.
Scandal of leading the youth astray.

For more on St. Thomas of Cori
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommaso_da_Cori
- https://www.roman-catholic-saints.com/saint-thomas-of-cori.html

Also on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xGTVpx_1UaE

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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