Saint of the Day

May 8: Saint Gibrian

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An old tradition says that seven brothers and three sisters, all members of the same family, left Ireland and settled in France in the late fifth century. They lived as solitaries, though they lived close enough to one another to visit each other occasionally. Saint Gibrian was the oldest and was a priest, and he lived a life of such deep prayer and personal austerity that a chapel was built over his tomb.

Saint Gibrian, teach me your love of being alone with God.