Memorial of Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest, martyr
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Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577-1622) was martyred during a time of great strife between Calvinists and Catholics in Switzerland. Fidelis had a special love of the poor, often giving away his warm clothing in winter. He studied law and was known as “advocate for the poor” because he took on the cases of people who had no one else to represent them. The “pro bono” tradition of free legal aid continues to this day. Legal aid societies in many communities help needy clients find lawyers who will represent them without charge. Consider supporting such a worthy cause in the name of Fidelis. Visit www.findlegalhelp.org, a website of the American Bar Association, for more information.
Today’s readings: Acts 4:23-31; John 3:1-8 (267).
“Unless one is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”