Saint Guy of Pomposa was born in the late 10th Century AD. Known in his youth for being meticulous about his clothing and appearance, until the day he realized that it was simply vanity and traded his fine clothes for a beggar‘s rags. He was called by the Germans Witen, and was forty years abbot of Pomposa, in the duchy of Ferrara, in Italy. (From Butler’s Lives of the Saints)

Saint Guy of Pomposa was a man eminent in all virtues, especially patience, the love of solitude, and prayer. Let us learn to love God better through his example.