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Saint Paschal Baylon

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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Franciscan

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Paschal Baylon: May 17
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Franciscan
  • Date of Death: Saint Paschal Baylon died May 15, 1592

The Story and History of Saint Paschal Baylon
The story and history of Saint Paschal Baylon. From a child Paschal seems to have been marked out for the service of God; and amidst his daily labors he found time to instruct and evangelize the rude herdsmen who kept their flocks on the hills of Aragon.

At the rage of twenty-four he entered the Franciscan Order, in which, however, he remained, from humility, a simple lay-brother, and occupied himself, by preference, with the roughest and most servile tasks. He was distinguished by an ardent love and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. He would spend hours on his knees before the tabernacle - often he was raised from the ground in the fervor of his prayer - and there, from the very and eternal Truth, he drew such stores of wisdom that, unlettered as he was, he was counted by all a master in theology and spiritual science. Shortly after his profession he was called to Paris on business connected with his Order. The journey was full of peril, owing to the hostility of the Huguenots, who were numerous at the time in the south of France; and on four separate occasions Paschal was in imminent danger of death at the hands of the heretics. But it was not God's will that His servant should obtain the crown of martyrdom which, though judging himself all unworthy of it, he so earnestly desired, and he returned in safety to his convent, where he died in sanctity, May 15, 1592.

Feast Day of Saint Paschal Baylon
The Feast Day of Saint Paschal Baylon is May 17. 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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