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Saint of the Day: November 16th - Saint Edmund, Bishop of Canterbury

ButlersLivesoftheSaints A.D. 1242 Saint Edmund Rich was the eldest son of Reynold Rich, a tradesman of Abington in Berkshire, and his wife Mabilia. His parents were but slenderly provided with the …More
ButlersLivesoftheSaints A.D. 1242
Saint Edmund Rich was the eldest son of Reynold Rich, a tradesman of Abington in Berkshire, and his wife Mabilia. His parents were but slenderly provided with the goods of this world, but possessed abundantly the true riches of virtue and divine grace. Reynold from the sale of his stock, leaving a moderate competence for the education of his children, and for a foundation for their industry to work upon, committed them to the care of his prudent and virtuous consort; and with her free consent made his religious profession in the monastery of Evesham, where he finished his mortal course with great fervour. Mabilia, who remained in the world, was not behindhand with him in aspiring ardently to Christian perfection. To accomplish the course of her penance, and to tame her flesh she practised great austerities, and constantly wore a rough hair cloth: she always went to church at midnight to matins, and by her own example excited her children to the …More
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