St. Casimir of Poland
Although St. Casimir was born a prince of Poland in
1458, he dedicated his short life to serving God and
others. He was devoted to the Holy Eucharist and the
Mary. He died at the young age of twenty-six from
tuberculosis. St. Casimir was buried with the following
prayer to the Blessed Virgin in his hands.
Mea laudes anima:
Sing to Mary
Sing, my soul, her praises due!
All her feasts,
Her actions worship
With heart's devotion true.
St. Casimir did not write this hymn but recited it daily.
St. Casimir's feast day is on March 4.
The Peace Maker
The Polish people gave St. Casimir the title of "The
Peace Maker". St. Casimir took it upon himself
to live an austere life, even from childhood. He slept
on the floor, fasted, spent night praying and meditating,
wore nondescript clothing with irritating sackcloth
underneath. In spite of all these sacrifices, St. Casimir
was always happy and at peace, passing his cheerfulness
on to the people around him.
Patron Saint of Poland and Lithuania
St. Casimir is venerated by many Lithuanian and Polish
Catholics today who recite a St. Casimir prayer and
wear the St. Casimir medal. These Catholics continue
St. Casimir's devotion to the Blessed Virgin, displaying
his image on a St. Casimir charm or a St. Casimir necklace.
They pray to St. Casimir, asking his intercession with
the Virgin Mary for her mercy and kindness.
Prayer to St. Casimir
All-powerful God, to serve you is to reign: by the
prayers of St. Casimir, help us to serve you in holiness
and justice. Grant this through our Lord
Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
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Small St. Casimir charm
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