Saint Gerasimos Print
One day while he was walking along the Jordan, Gerasimos came upon a lion roaring in agony because of a large splinter imbedded in one paw. Overcome by compassion for the beast, Gerasimos removed the splinter and cleaned the wound
I adore saints that had special bonds with animals.
O Father, you burned with heavenly love,
Preferring the harshness of the Jordan desert to all the delights of the world!
Therefore a wild beast submitted to you even to your death.
He died in obedience and grief on your grave.
Thus our God glorified you.
Now, as you stand before him, O Father Gerasimus,
Ever be mindful of us!