St. Ignatius of Loyola learned to find fruit, that is, the effect or consequence of action. More important than our actions is the action of God in, with and for humans. One grows to find fruit and to offer it the more one savors one's own life and all creation. I hope my posts help you feel that finding fruit is a profitable way of living.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Today is Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada and Commonwealth of Nations member states. Both evolved from Armistice Day, the date when hostilities of the First World War ended.
Remembrance Day recalls all women and men who have lost their lives in service to their countries. Veterans Day recalls living and deceased veterans. The U.S. also remembers its veterans in the spring with Memorial Day. More on the history of today.
On this date the Catholic church recalls St. Martin of Tours. Martin was an early saint who was not a martyr. He was the son of a veteran and served as a soldier himself. He withdrew from the army to serve Christ Jesus. He became a monk and then a bishop. The poor were always dear to his heart. He is patron of soldiers. _________ Horned-poppy by Alberto SalgueroCC BY-SA 3.0