Saint Giles left his native country, retired into solitude to escape the notice and applause of the world, and served God as a recluse. Such a life, is not suited to all, and is even inconsistent with the duties of most men. But all are capable of disengaging their affections from the inordinate attachment to creatures, and of attaining to a pure and holy love of God. By making the service of God the motive of their thoughts and actions, they will sanctify their whole life. In whatever conditions of life we may be placed, we have opportunities of subduing our evil inclinations and mortifying ourselves by frequent self-denials, of watching over our hearts and purifying our senses by recollection and prayer. Thus each one, in his station of life, may become a Saint, by making his calling an exercise of virtue and his every act a step higher to perfection and eternal glory (