St. Hillary — Bishop January 14

St. Hilary was an intrepid defender of the divinity of Christ. Because of his uncompromising stand on the side of truth he was banished from France. During the time of his exile he composed the learned works on the Blessed Trinity which earned for him the title of “Doctor of the Chuch.”

Novena for the Feast of the Espousals of Our Lady begins today.

Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick that it may shine to all that are in the house. So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father Who is in heaven. — Gospel, St Matthew 5

The Imitation of Christ
He to whom I speak will quickly be wise and will profit greatly in spirit.
When this man was banished from France, he wasted no time pitying himself, as you notice. He went right at something else.
Learn to make the best of things. There are certain experiences that you must live through, anyway; you might as well gain merit by being resigned to God’s will. Then, nothing ever happens that does not suit you.
Not my will, but Thine be done.