St. Judith: Living a Simple Life
St. Judith was born into a wealthy family in what is now Germany. She married a nobleman and had several children, although history has not preserved their names. Her husband enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, but Judith gently helped him to live a simpler life so that they could give a substantial amount of money to the poor. She taught her children to also live simply and to care for the unfortunate in their community. After her husband died and her children were grown, Judith sold all her possessions, entered a religious order, and devoted the rest of her life to helping the poor and sick. Her feast day is celebrated on May 5th.