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Saint of the Day

St. Hyacintha (1585-1640)
An Italian noblie, Hyacintha abandoned her lifestyle to be a Franciscan. When she was challenged by her confessor to live a more humble life, she simplified her food and dress, did the most menial work in the convent, and replaced her bed with a few bare boards. She later founded the Oblates of Mary.

Reflections from the Saints

Every day He humbles Himself just as He did when from from His heavenly throne into the Virgin's womb; every day He comes to us and lets us see Him in lowliness, when He descends from the bosom of the Father into the hands of the priest at the altar.
– St. Francis of Assisi
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2114

Human life finds its unity in the adoration of the one God. The commandment to worship the Lord alone integrates man and saves him from an endless disintegration. Idolatry is a perversion of man's innate religious sense. An idolater is someone who "transfers his indestructible notion of God to anything other than God."