Bishop (d. Sixth century)
+ Branwalator (also known as Branwallader) was a British monk who later served as a missionary and founder of churches.
+ According to longstanding tradition, he was the bishop of Jersey. He died sometime in the sixth century.
For prayer and reflection
“No one can lay a foundation other than the one that is there, namely, Jesus Christ.”—1 Corinthians 3:11
On this day, we also remember Blessed Beatrix of Lens, the foundress of the Cistercian monastery of Epinklieu near Mons, Belgium. She died around the year 1216 and was honored as a saint for her dedication to the monastic life.
Almighty and merciful God, who were pleased to enlighten our forebears by the preaching of blessed Branwalator, grant, we pray, that, glorying in the name of Christian, we may show continually in our deeds the faith that we profess. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
(from The Roman Missal: Common of Pastors—For the Founders of Churches)
Saint profiles prepared by Brother Silas Henderson, S.D.S.