June 10: Blessed Henry of Treviso

Blessed Henry of Treviso was born into a poor family in Bolzano, Italy, in the thirteenth century. He never learned how to read or write, and he spent his whole life working as a day laborer. Yet this poorly dressed man with a long nose, who was sometimes ridiculed by children and strangers, was a truly holy man.

All of Henry’s time, apart from the time spent working, was spent on God. He went to Mass daily. He went to Confession daily. He gave the money he earned to the poor. The people of Treviso noticed his great calm and peace, regardless of circumstances or how he was treated. He died in 1315, known by all for his devotion to prayer.

Blessed Henry, show me how to remain unruffled by the ups and downs of daily life.

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