Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday July 15 The Saint who Washed Dishes

In 1273, Pope Gregory X appointed Bonaventure cardinal-bishop of Albano. His legates came bearing the red hat and other symbols of office only to find Bonaventure washing the dishes. The saint told his visitors to hang the hat on a tree and wait in the garden until he was finished with his task. “A constant fidelity in small things,” he once wrote, “is a great and heroic virtue.”

Chapel Decorations for the feast of Saint Bonaventure

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