Blessed Gandalf of Binasco (A.D. 1260)Day 5 Divine Mercy Novena. Pray for the souls of those who have separated themselves from the Church.
“The Sicilians have a great veneration for this Gandulf, a Franciscan who, though born at Binasco near Milan, lived and died upon their island. He was one of those who entered the order while the Seraphic Father was still alive, and the life he led was one of great self-abnegation. Alarm at hearing himself commended induced him to embrace the solitary life, lest he should be tempted to vainglory…from time to time he would emerge from his retreat to evangelize the people of the neighbouring districts, upon whom his discourses and miracles made a profound impression.”
May we pray daily the Prayer of Humility to protect ourselves from vainglory.