The blessing of God rested visibly on the labors of this saint. As Bishop of Grenoble, he transformed his whole diocese. Relying on the Pope’s tacit consent, he resigned his bishopric and retired to a monastery. But the Pope put him under obedience to resume his duties as bishop. Some time before his death he lost his
memory for everything except his prayers.
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
The greatest saints shunned the company of men when they could, and chose rather to live unto God in secret.
St. Hugh was especially privileged by God from his early childhood. He had very holy parents and so he grew up in great love of God. In obedience to the Holy See, he became a bishop later but begged to be released from the burden that he might spend his last years in solitude and retirement.
Do you crave being in the “limelight”? If you happen to be in a group today that is discussing the topic on which you have some information you would love to give, just look on and say nothing unless you are asked, and if you are asked an opinion, try to give it with the air of “you could all teach me a great deal” in your tone.
A fool’s heart is on his tongue.