Every month we will have a Spiritual Movie Night at our west LA temple.
Date: 1st Saturday of each month
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 6, 2017:
St. Giuseppe Moscati
Doctor to the Poor
Giuseppe Moscati, “the holy physician of Naples,” was a medical doctor and layman in the early 20th century who came from an aristocratic family and devoted his medical career to serving the poor. He was also a medical school professor and a pioneer in the field of biochemistry whose research led to the discovery of insulin as a cure for diabetes.
Moscati regarded his medical practice as a lay apostolate, a ministry to his suffering fellowmen. Before examining a patient or engaging in research he would place himself in the presence of God. He encouraged his patients to receive the sacraments. Dr. Moscati treated poor patients free of charge, and would often send someone home with an envelope containing a prescription and a 50-lire note.
Giuseppe Moscati died in 1927 at age 46, was beatified in 1975 and declared a saint by Pope John Paul II in 1987.
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