St Clotilda’s wit, beauty, modesty, and piety made her the idol of the court. Clovis, king of the Franks, won her in marriage. Her sweetness of disposition, her tactfulness, and her prayer converted this warlike king. St. Clotilda was in every way a model wife and mother.
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father Who is in heaven. Third Nocturn: Eighth Lesson
The Imitation of Christ
The perfect victory is to triumph over oneself.
This charming queen is the loveliest saint you could wish to know. Clovis, the king, was converted by her clever understanding of how to “manage” her affairs.
It was mainly by her ability to make allowances for the peculiar nature of different people that won over her husband to a love for the Faith that made his beloved Clotilda so sweet and patient, pious and holy. Genuine piety makes us considerate of others, not selfishly wrapt up in ourselves.
I strove to become all things to all men that I might win the more to Christ.