St. Benedict Joseph Labre Print


Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
Beggar of Perpetual Adoration
Feast day: April 16
Patronage: bachelors, rejects, mental illness, insanity, the homeless
Choose from paper or canvas print.
Paper print: This fine art print is ready to frame. The 8x10" and 11x14" are printed on acid-free 80 lb. cardstock. The 16x20" and larger are printed on premium 11-mil, acid-free paper. The watermark will not appear on your print.
Canvas print: All canvas prints are unmounted and printed on unstretched canvas with a 2” white border.
For larger sizes please contact us.
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Benedict Joseph Labre was truly eccentric, one of God's special little ones. Born in France and the eldest of 18 children, he studied under his uncle, a parish priest, to become a priest. He was unsuccessful in his attempts to enter the religious life. Then, at 16 an epidemic, that devastated his town, took even his uncle's life. He became a pilgrim, traveling from one great shrine to another, living off alms. He wore the rags of a beggar and shared his food with the poor. Filled with the love of God and neighbor, Benedict had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother and to the Blessed Sacrament.