St. Pascal Baylon

St. Pascal Baylon was born in Spain in May of 1540. His parents, who were virtuous peasants, named him Pascal because he was born on the Feast of Pentecost, which in Spain is called “the Pasch of the Holy Ghost.”

In order to help support his family, Pascal worked as a shepherd from the time he was 7 years old until he was 24. During this time, he not only taught himself to read, but he also advanced greatly in perfection through meditation, prayer,…

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