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Saint Guy of Anderlecht

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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Poor Man of Anderlecht

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Guy of Anderlecht: September 12
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Poor Man of Anderlecht
  • Date of Death: Saint Guy of Anderlecht died 1033

The Story and History of Saint Guy of Anderlecht
The story and history of Saint Guy of Anderlecht. As a child Guy had two loves, the Church and the poor.

The love of prayer growing more and more, he left his poor home at Brussels to seek greater poverty and closer union with God. He arrived at Laeken, near Brussels, and there showed such devotion before Our Lady's shrine that the priest besought him to stay and serve the Church. Thenceforth his great joy was to be always in the church, sweeping the floor and ceiling, polishing the altars, and cleansing the sacred vessels. By day he still found time and means to befriend the poor, so that his almsgiving became famous in all those parts. A merchant of Brussels, hearing of the generosity of this poor sacristan, came to Laeken, and offered him a share in his business. Guy could not bear to leave the church; but the offer seemed providential, and he at last closed with it. Their ship, however, was lost on the first voyage, and on returning to Laeken Guy found his place filled. The rest of his life was one long penance for his inconstancy. About the year 1033, finding his end at hand, he returned to Anderlecht, in his own country. As he died, a light shone round him, and a voice was heard proclaiming his eternal reward.

Feast Day of Saint Guy of Anderlecht

The Feast Day of Saint Guy of Anderlecht is September 12. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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