It seems to me that we tend to look down on people that work as domestic service workers. It is a thankless and routine job. One that includes hundreds of hours of standing on one’s feet and doing repetitive movements. It’s not a life that is for everyone and yet it is one that many people embrace out of necessity.
St. Zita of Lucca, a Franciscan tertiary, was a young girl who embraced this life for more than 48 years. She endured especially bad treatment because of her devout behavior and because she was a religious woman. Yet somehow, St. Zita managed to go to Mass and to distribute much of her own money to the poor. After she died, her body was found incorrupt.
St. Zita, pray for us!
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