Friday, 14 November 2008

Today is the Feast of...



St Lawrence O'Toole

As a boy, he was taken away to a distant area. On being recalled from exile, he offered himself to the Bishops of Glendaloch. He was made Abbot, and by his humility and the warmth of his love, provided a shining example of goodness. After becoming Archbishop of Dublin, he reorganized the Cathedral clergy from a Secular into a Regular body, and himself shared their Common Life. In this Office, he was most conspicuous for his wonderful gentleness and his special love towards the poor. He was the mediator of peace between Ireland and England, and while attending the English King on a visit to Normandy, he was taken with fever and died in the Monastery of the Regular Canons at Chiemsee in 1180.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The icon is one of St Kevin (Caoimhin) and not Laurence (Lorcan). It was written by a Mercy Sister called Sister Aloysius McVeigh RSM.

The Bones said...

Thank you...have corrected.

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