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Pope Francis pays tribute to St. Notburga

Catholic World News - October 09, 2013

Pope Francis has written a message to Bishop Manfred Scheuer of Innsbruck, Austria, commemorating the 700th anniversary of the death of St. Notburga (c. 1265-1313).

The German-language message, dated September 3, was posted on the Vatican website on October 8.

St. Notburga, a maidservant, was “a simple person who had to make her daily living with her own hands,” Pope Francis noted. The Pontiff paid tribute to her fidelity in small matters, her willingness to fast so as to give food to the poor, her endurance of suffering, and her devotion to the sanctification of Sunday.

“Without sacred space and sacred time, without the Lord’s Day we cannot live,” Pope Francis wrote. “Sunday not only gives us deserved rest, but also gives us the grace of encounter with the Creator and Source of all life.”

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