St. Valery — Abbot December 12

The chief aim of St. Valery’s life was to draw near to God by penance and prayer. His holy example inspired a number of his friends to aid him in founding a monastery,

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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. — Matins, First Responsory

The Imitation of Christ
Above all things, and in all things, do thou, my soul, rest always in the Lord for He is the eternal rest of the saints.
You have read so often in this book of the power of a good example. The saint of today illustrates that power once more.
Know that you can help in a very practical way to spread God’s kingdom by leading a very good life. And you should know by this time that all you need do to lead a good life is to do each duty, one at a time, well.
Nor knowest thou what argument thy life to a neighbor’s creed has lent. — Emerson