Thursday, March 4, 2010

Saint Casimir, patron of Lithuania, Poland and the young

Today is the feast day of St Casimir.

The breviary says about him: "Born in the year 1458, the son of the King of Poland. He practiced the Christian virtues especially chastity and love of the poor. He was conspicuous for a firm faith and for his veneration for the Holy Eucharist and the Blessed Virgin Mary. He died of phthisis in the year 1484."

St Casimir was canonised by Pope Adrian VI in 1522.