May 27: Saint Eutropius

Saint Eutropius was born in Marseilles, France, and lived during the fifth century. He lived a wild life as a young man, but marriage settled him down. After his wife died, and with the encouragement of his bishop, he decided to become a priest.

As a priest, he began to live his faith much more rigorously, particularly through fasting and prayer. Shortly after the Visigoths had brutally attacked and raided the region, he was named bishop of Marseilles. His people were so devastated, spiritually and materially, that Eutropius considered fleeing the area. But instead he became a pillar of Christ-like strength to his hurting flock until his death around the year 475.

Saint Eutropius, protect me from discouragement.

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