The Pastors Corner
Fr. Michaelraj Philominsamy, Pastor OLG
OF THE HOLY FATHER
That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.
- Evangelization: Separated spouses
That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community.
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SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Casimir of Poland
St. Casimir (1458-1484) was the second son of King Casimir IV and Elizabeth of Austria. He made the decision to commit his life to God at an early age, despite pressure and ridicule from his family. He found the luxuries around him to be only temptations away from the true royalty of God. His birthright was thrust upon him at the age of 13, when his father commanded he lead an army to Hungary and conquer the throne. Instead, Casimir abdicated the journey and returned with the army. His refusal to rule was clear, and Casimir instead assumed administrative duties, overseeing correspondence and procedural affairs for his father and later briefly serving as the Viceroy of Poland. Despite his royal title, he resolved to live his life in simplicity. He exercised extreme asceticism and self-denial within the castle walls, even sleeping on the cold ground. He also took a vow of celibacy, which he upheld despite immense political pressure to marry. He suffered from a chronic lung condition, which he succumbed to in 1484 at the young age of 26. He is the patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, and young people. His feast day is March 4.
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