St. Peter Regulatus

St. Peter Regulatus was born to a wealthy family in Spain. He was admitted to the Franciscan order when he was only 13 years old. As a monk at Aguilera, he lived a life of prayerful solitude and poverty. He fasted on bread and water at Lent, and was a virtuous healer. He also ministered to the poor and sick. He died in 1456, and when his body was exhumed in 1492, it was discovered that it had not decomposed at all.

Questions for Reflection

  • St. Peter Regulatus worshipped God through ascetic poverty. How do you worship God in the modern age?

  • What spiritual disciplines (like St. Peter Regulatus’ fasting) help you grow closer to God?

  • Have you ever given anything up before (like for Lent or a New Year’s Resolution)? How did it feel? What did you learn from that experience?