“hell is full of good wishes and desires.” “There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is Curiosity. There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others; that is Vanity. There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve; that is Love.”
The bridge's construction was inspired by Saint Bénézet, a shepherd boy from the hamlet of Villard in the Ardèche, who while tending his flock heard the voice of Jesus asking him to build a bridge across the river. Although he was ridiculed at first, he dramatically "proved" his divine inspiration by miraculously lifting a huge block of stone. He won support for his project and formed a Bridge Brotherhood to oversee its construction. After his death, he was interred on the bridge itself, in a small chapel standing on one of the bridge's surviving piers on the Avignon side.
This young woman who died at the age of 26, is the patron saint of students and pharmacists. She also SAW her guardian angel during her life. What a gift! And what a great story to be able to share with our children!
"I wish, oh Jesus, that my voice could reach to the ends of the world, to call all sinners and tell them to enter into Thy Heart....Oh, if only all sinners would come to Thy Heart!... Come! Come sinners, do not be afraid! The sword of Justice cannot reach you Here!"
Have you had a broken bone? Children had one? Did you know that there's a saint for that? St. Stanislaus Kostka is remembered on April 11 and he was the first Pole to be canonized (St. John Paul II was another.)
“We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son.”
Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, #94