Mass Readings: October 20
Saint of the Day
St. Bertilla Boscardin (1888-1922)
Born to a poor peasant family, Bertilla was simple and innocent, had little education, and was mentally slow. When she was sixteen, she joined a religious order, and after working in the convent's kitchen and laundry, she trained as a nurse. She cared for wounded Italian soldiers during World War I, and later became the supervisor of a children's ward.
Reflections from the Saints
He who fights even the smallest distractions faithfully when he says even the very smallest prayer, will also be faithful in great things.
– St. Louis de Montfort