cheap jerseys San Francisco 49ers jerseys
Chicago Bears jerseys
Cincinnati Bengals jerseys
Buffalo Bills jerseys
Denver Broncos jerseys
Cleveland Browns jerseys
Tampa Bay Buccaneers jerseys
Arizona Cardinals jerseys
Los Angeles Chargers jerseys
Kansas City Chiefs jerseys
Indianapolis Colts jerseys
Dallas Cowboys jerseys
Miami Dolphins jerseys
Philadelphia Eagles jerseys
Atlanta Falcons jerseys
New York Giants jerseys
Jacksonville Jaguars jerseys
New York Jets jerseys
Detroit Lions jerseys
Green Bay Packers jerseys
Carolina Panthers jerseys
New England Patriots jerseys
Las Vegas Raiders jerseys
Los Angeles Rams jerseys
Baltimore Ravens jerseys
Washington Redskins jerseys
New Orleans Saints jerseys
Seattle Seahawks jerseys
Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys
Houston Texans jerseys
Tennessee Titans jerseys
Minnesota Vikings jerseys
St. Conrad of Piacenza | Saint of the day

St. Conrad of Piacenza | Saint of the day

Conrad was born into a noble family in northern Italy. He married the daughter of a nobleman, Euphrosyne.

St. Conrad of Piacenza | Saint of the day

Conrad was born into a noble family in northern Italy. He married the daughter of a nobleman, Euphrosyne.

One day, while he was hunting, Conrad ordered his attendants to make a fire. The wind carried the flames, which set fire to nearby fields, forests, towns and villages. Upon seeing this, Conrad ran away in fear.

Because he ran, an innocent man was convicted for spreading the fire and was condemned to death as punishment.

Upon hearing of this, Conrad stepped forth to accept the blame, saving the innocent man's life. He paid for the damaged property and he and his wife gave everything they owned to the poor in recompense.

Conrad then left to join a group of Franciscan hermits, and his wife joined the Poor Clares.

Word eventually spread of Conrad's holiness, piety and gift of healing.

When many visitors began to destroy his life of silence and solitude, he moved to Sicily where he lived and prayed as a hermit for 36 years.

Legends say that when the Bishop of Syracuse visited him, the bishop asked Conrad if he had any food to offer guests. Conrad went to his cell and returned with newly made cakes, which the bishop accepted as a miracle.

Conrad visited the bishop later to make a general confession to him. As he arrived, Conrad was surrounded by fluttering birds.

Conrad died kneeling before a crucifix.

Get spiritually stimulating stories & reflections
Join the Living in Faith WhatsApp Group Now!
Get exclusive subscription offers & discounts on WhatsApp!
Save +91 949 606 2249 as Living in Faith
Send us a message “Join”