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.
“St Peter Regulatus, pray for us as we approach Holy Week. Give us great gifts of love and charity.” — Prayer to St. Peter Regulatus
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?
Tip: This week, sacrifice some time on Facebook to pray or just take a walk outside — it will help clear your head from the distractions of life in 2014.