Feast of St. Morand of Cluny (June 3)   Leave a comment

Above:  Cluny Abbey

SAINT MORAND OF CLUNY (DIED CIRCA 1115)

Roman Catholic Monk and Missionary

Today, with St. Morand of Cluny, I have a subject for another short and sweet blog post.  Born to nobility near Worms, Germany, St. Morand studied at the cathedral school there.  Then, already ordained, he made a pilgrimage to Compostela.  After that the saint entered monastic life at Cluny.  Circa 1100 Count Frederick Pferz requested a missionary for the lower Alsace region.  So St. Morand went to the lower Alsace.  Aside from his missionary duties, the saint became a confidant of the count.  St. Morand also founded the Monastery of St. Christopher, Altkrich, in modern-day France.  During his lifetime the saint had a reputation for being holy.

St. Morand went to those to whom God sent him.  That was perhaps the most basic fact of his life.  Likewise, may each of us go to those to whom God sends us, wherever they are–around the corner or far away or somewhere in between.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 28, 2012 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF THE FIRST U.S. METHODIST BOOK OF WORSHIP, 1945

THE FEAST OF SAINT GUALFARDUS, ROMAN CATHOLIC HERMIT

THE FEAST OF SAINT PETER CHANEL, ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST

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God the grace and glory, we praise you for your servant Saint Morand of Cluny, who made the good news known in lower Alsace.

Raise up, we pray, in every country, heralds of the gospel, so that the world may know the immeasurable riches of your love,

and be drawn to worship you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Isaiah 62:1-7

Psalm 48

Romans 10:11-17

Luke 24:44-53

Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), page 59

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Posted April 28, 2012 by neatnik2009 in June, Saints of the 1000s, Saints of the 1100s

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