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Thought for the Day – 21 April – St Anselm of Canterbury – “Magnificent Doctor” / “Father of Scholasticism”

Thought for the Day – 21 April – St Anselm of Canterbury – “Magnificent Doctor” / “Father of Scholasticism”

As a young boy in Aosta, Italy, Anselm thought of being a priest.    His father, angered by this desire, introduced his son to court life. Anselm forgot about his vocation.    But in 1060, Anselm learned of Lanfranc, the leader of monasticism in Normandy, France. Anselm entered Lanfranc’s monastery at Bec.    Three years later, Anselm became a prior, or head and began to publish his writings on the existence of God.

LanfrancLanfranc at St Dunstan's, Canterbury

What is it about these great Saints! The perseverance, the zeal and the prolific and endless gifts for all of us. So many lessons to be learnt, so many prayers to be said to them appealing for their intercession! The greatest lesson perhaps is their uncompromising gift of self to God, through thick and thin, in health and in suffering, in the good and the bad times, it is only God who counts and the glory of the Kingdom.

St Anselm, please pray for us all!





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