Saint of the Day

St. Elzear and Bl. Delphina (14th century)
Elzear was a wealthy count. He and his wife Delphina became Secular Franciscans and dedicated themselves to charitable works. Every day, they invited poor people to their home to dine with them. Everyone in their household went to Mass daily and Confession weekly. After Elzear's death, Delphina continued her works of charity for 35 more years.

Reflections from the Saints

I turn to you, dear parents, and implore you to imitate the Holy Family of Nazareth.
– St. John Vianney
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2426

The development of economic activity and growth in production are meant to provide for the needs of human beings. Economic life is not meant solely to multiply goods produced and increase profit or power; it is ordered first of all to the service of persons, of the whole man, and of the entire human community. Economic activity, conducted according to its own proper methods, is to be exercised within the limits of the moral order, in keeping with social justice so as to correspond to God's plan for man.