Saint of the Day

May 14: Saint Erembert

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Saint Erembert (d. c. 672) was a Benedictine monk when the king of France nominated him as bishop of Toulouse. One event in his life has survived over the centuries.

He had traveled to his hometown to visit his brother when a fire threatened to destroy the town. Erembert prostrated himself outside the church and prayed. A wind diverted the flames, and the city was saved. His brother and his two nephews were so inspired by Erembert’s holy example that they also entered a Benedictine monastery and donated the family estates to it.

Saint Erembert, show me how to trust God with everything in my prayers.