Prayer 6th Sept – Bl Claudio

Featured:  Blessed Claudio Granzotto (1900 – 1947)

Blessed Claudio was born into a poor peasant and devout Catholic family at Santa Lucia di Piave, Italy. From a very young age he helped in the family fields and perhaps more so, after his father’s death in 1909. When World War I broke out, Blessed Claudio was drafted into the Italian Army. After his discharge he was able to pursue studies in art and sculpture. He graduated with honours from the Academy of fine Arts in Venice and then decided to join the Franciscans. He chose to be a lay brother rather than a priest and follow their rule of prayer and penance. By day much of his time was spent sculpting and painting religious scenes but particularly of Jesus and the Saints. By night he was often found in deep meditation to the Blessed Sacrament. Following his early death at the age of 47yrs, many miracles were attributed to his intercession. He was beatified in 1994 by Pope John Paul II.

+In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen+

Celtic CrossShort Quote:  When Jesus was asked by some Pharisees why his disciples did what was against the law on the Sabbath he replied, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath”. (Luke 6:5)

Thoughts: Lord Jesus, guide me to distinguish the difference between right and wrong and to do so, without seeking to discredit others.

Private Reflection: Lord Jesus, help me to love you and be more generous towards others. May I grow in compassion and respect to all whom I meet.

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Blessed Claudio Granzotto:   Pray for Us

+In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen+

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