A person looking out over mountains
Pause and Pray

Never a Stranger

Nov 21, 2020
Never a Stranger


Dutch-born Charles of Mount Argus (1821–1893) spent 35 years in Ireland and England, never really mastering the language. But the priest’s friendliness and healing gifts made him beloved by all.


Saint Charles of Mount Argus,
I often feel like a stranger
in a strange land,
even in my own family.
Help me to remember
that I am never a stranger
to God,
but a treasured, valued child.


Offer a smile or other kindness to someone with whom you struggle to connect. You might be surprised by the smile returned to you.

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