St. Medard

MedardSt. Medard, one of the most illustrious prelates of the Church of France in the 6th century, was born of a pious and noble family, at Salency, about the year 457. From his childhood he evinced the most tender compassion for the poor. On one occasion he gave his coat to a destitute blind man, and when asked why he had done so he answered that the misery of a fellow-member in Christ so affected him that he could not help giving him part of his own clothes.

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