St. Avitus — Abbot June 17

St Avitus ruled his monastery with prudence and zeal. By his holy example he induced others to walk the way of perfection.

Well done thou good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord. — First Responsory

The Imitation of Christ
And unless a man be elevated in spirit, and freed from attachment to all creatures, and wholly united to God, whatever he knows, and whatever he has, is of no great importance.
It all sounds so simple, and, if we love God very intensely, it is easy. You know what St. Augustine says: “Love God and do as you please.”
My Beloved to me and I to my Beloved.