Today we commemorate St. Juliana of Lazarevo. She is a reminder that one does not need to be a monastic to be holy. Those of us with a husband, children and a home to manage may still achieve theosis. Family life gives us many opportunities to set aside our wills and we are sanctified through our quotidian tasks.

Even for those who do not have children/husbands, I think St. Juliana is still a wonderful example. Her ascetical labors, acts of charity and alms giving is something we should all emulate.

An account of her life can be found here.

St. Juliana, pray unto God for us!