August 1

 

Saint of the day:
Saint Charity


Saint Charity’s Story

The Roman widow, St. Wisdom, and her three daughters are said to have suffered for the Faith under the Emperor Hadrian. According to spurious legend, St. Faith, age 12, was scourged, thrown into boiling pitch, taken out alive, and beheaded; St. Hope, age 10, and St. Charity, age 9, being unhurt in a furnace, were also beheaded; and their mother, St. Wisdom, suffered while praying over the bodies of her children.

https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=597

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Prayer:
 

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