Thought for the Day – 14 March
St Mathilda had to be many things: wife, mother, queen, grandmother, even regent of the kingdom. She never had a false sense of her own importance and was simply good to everyone. Her position enabled her to do a lot of good and she did not shirk from the effort. She spent her days in penance and service to others, through her prayer, heartfelt repentance and penance being washed clean of her sins and reaching Christian perfection in sainthood. This means that we too can achieve such perfection. Our greatest opportunities for good lies in those we live with – let us open our eyes to the people around us – where are we needed, where are we called?
St Mathilda pray for us!