It makes sense that following in their master’s footsteps, the saints must be ordinary as well. The first bishop of Philadelphia, St. John Neumann, once arrived at a rural parish in a manure wagon joking, “Have you ever seen such an entourage for a bishop?”
Help us appreciate the ordinary day, dear God.
No calamities, no great surprises, reminding us
your steady care is enough.
Neumann arrived as an immigrant from Bohemia with only $1 and a scruffy suit. In his honor today, donate to an organization like Catholic Charities that helps recently arrived refugees.