Saint of the Day

May 26: Saint Lambert

Saint Lambert was born in the late eleventh century in France. He was educated in a Benedictine abbey and decided to become a monk when he was only fourteen years old.

Lambert was a kind man and beloved by his fellow monks. He loved the life of solitude and study that was lived by the monks at Lerins abbey. However, because of his obvious gifts, he was asked to leave the monastery and serve as bishop of the city of Vence. Despite all his attempts to avoid that honor, he was ordained and governed his diocese for forty years. His people respected him for his learning, but they loved him for the many miracles that occurred through his prayers, such as the healing of the sick. He died of natural causes in 1154.

Saint Lambert, teach me how to love others with the heart of Christ.