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Saint of the Day: St. Branwalator of Jersey

Missionary and Founder of Churches

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Bishop (d. Sixth century)

His life

+ Branwalator (also known as Branwallader) was a British monk who later served as a missionary and founder of churches.

+ Although there are some questions about true history of this missionary bishop, it is believed that he worked with Saint Samson (or Sansom) of Dol in Cornwall and the Channel Islands.

+ 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

Spiritual Bonus

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.

Prayer

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.

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