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Friday, May 7, 2010

The Beggar of Perpetual Adoration

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre was the oldest of fifteen children in a prosperous middle class family. Educated by his uncle, a parish priest; following his uncle’s death, he tried to join the Trappists, Carthusians, and Cistercians, but was rejected by them all. He spent years wandering Europe, especially Rome, Italy, in complete poverty, spending his days in perpetual adoration in the cathedrals. Given to religious ecstasies when contemplating the crown of thorns; also known to float, soar, and bilocate when raptured in contemplation of the Lord. He begged in the streets, and if he was given more than he needed for the day, he would give the remainder to some one he considered more in need than he was. Benedict healed some of his fellow homeless, and was reported to have multiplied bread for them. Noted counselor to people of all walks in Rome; he died in a hospice, exhausted from his life of austerity. His biography, written by his confessor Marconi, describes 136 miraculous cures attributed to him within three months of his death.
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