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Thought for the Day – 13 July

Thought for the Day – 13 July

As German king and Holy Roman Emperor, Henry was a practical man of affairs.   He was energetic in consolidating his rule.   He crushed rebellions and feuds.   On all sides he had to deal with drawn-out disputes so as to protect his frontiers.   This involved him in a number of battles, especially in the south in Italy;  he also helped Pope Benedict VIII quell disturbances in Rome.   Always his ultimate purpose was to establish a stable peace in Europe.
According to eleventh-century custom, Henry took advantage of his position and appointed as bishops men loyal to him. In his case, however, he avoided the pitfalls of this practice and actually fostered the reform of ecclesiastical and monastic life.
All in all, this saint was a man of his times.   From our standpoint, he may have been too quick to do battle and too ready to use power to accomplish reforms.   But granted such limitations, he shows that holiness is possible in a busy secular life.   It is in doing our job that we become saints…………..Fr Don Miller, OFM

st henry pray for us2.

 

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