St Salvator of Horta

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St Salvator of Horta was born in 1520. He was a Franciscan brother who was known for his asceticism, humility and simplicity. As a cook, porter and later the official beggar for the friars in Tortosa, Salvator became well known for his charity. He healed the sick with the Sign of the Cross. The people loved him so much that sometimes they would tear off pieces of his habit as relics. St Salvator died at Cagliari in 1567 and he final words were, “Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.” He was canonized in 1938.

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Fr Anthony is a priest of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel, and is currently the Director of Identity and Mission at the Australian Catholic University.