St. Peter Orseolo (928-987)
After a revolt, Peter was made the Doge of Venice. He restored law and order, built hospitals and orphanages, and created social programs to help the poor and abandoned. In 978, he secretly left Venice to become a monk. He built a hermitage and spent the rest of his life in solitude and prayer.

Reflections from the Saints

Our Lord needs from us neither great deeds nor profound thoughts. Neither intelligence nor talents. He cherishes simplicity.
– St. Therese of Lisieux