St. Benedict Joseph Labre

St. Benedict Joseph Labre was born in March 1748 in France. He tried to join the Trappists, Carthusians and Cistercians, but he was rejected by all three orders. For years, the impoverished saint wandered around Europe, spending his time in adoration in cathedrals. St. Benedict Joseph Labre begged and would give anything extra to others who were less fortunate. He is said to have cured others who were homeless. In Rome, he counseled people in all paths of life. He died in April 1783. St. Benedict Joseph Labre is patron saint of homeless people and people rejected by religious orders.

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Catholic Review

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.