Image: Engraving, Saint Paul of the Cross.
Saint Paul of the Cross
Saint of the Day for October 20
(January 3, 1694 – October 18, 1775)
Saint Paul of the Cross’ Story
Born in northern Italy in 1694, Paul Daneo lived at a time when many regarded Jesus as a great moral teacher but no more. After a brief time as a soldier, he turned to solitary prayer, developing a devotion to Christ’s passion. Paul saw in the Lord’s passion a demonstration of God’s love for all people. In turn that devotion nurtured his compassion and supported a preaching ministry that touched the hearts of many...