September 25

St Elzear and Blessed Delphina; St Finbar; St Ceolfrid; St Albert
by americancatholic.org | Source: americancatholic.org
20120924_8301.jpg



St Elzear and Blessed Delphina

This is the only Franciscan couple to be canonized or beatified formally.


   Elzear came from a noble family in southern France. After he married Delphina, she informed him that she had made a vow of perpetual virginity; that same night he did the same. For a time Elzear, Count of Ariano, was a counselor to Duke Charles of Calabria in southern Italy. Elzear ruled his own territories in the kingdom of Naples and in southern France with justice.


   Elzear and Delphina joined the Secular Franciscans and dedicated themselves to the corporal works of mercy. Twelve poor people dined with them every day. A statue of Elzear shows him curing several people suffering from leprosy.


   Their piety extended to the running of their household. Everyone there was expected to attend Mass daily, go to confession weekly and be ready to forgive injuries.


   After Elzear's death, Delphina continued her works of charity for 35 more years. She is especially remembered for raising the moral level of the king of Sicily's court.


   Elzear and Delphina are buried in Apt, France. He was canonized in 1369, and she was beatified in 1694.




Other Saints of the day:

Saint Finbar

Saint Ceolfrid

Saint Albert











Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows Catholic.net to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to Catholic.net right now. God bless you for your generosity.




SHARE LINK


3

Comments

Post a Comment
Write a comment on this article

required
Name
required
Email required (will not be published)
required Country
Image
Comment 


Catholic.net Poll


Last week
Last month
Few months ago
Last year
Few years ago
Cannot remember
Have not confessed
   See Results
   Poll Archive




Most Popular