Saturday, May 22, 2010
Saint Hospice (Hospicius) a hermit friar whose feast day was May 21st. He lived amid the ruins of a tower just east of Nice, France. His prayers wrought the healings of one man who was blind from birth and another who was deaf and mute. In foretelling an invasion by the Lombards, he warned of it as a chastisement, lamenting, "All the world is without faith, taken to lies, accustomed to stealing, prompt to kill." Boy, one could surmise that he is prophesying about us today.