Saint of the Day

Bl. Junipero Serra (1713-1784)
A Franciscan, Junipero was sent as a missionary to North America. He founded over twenty missions and converted thousands of Native Americans while sharing European farming methods and crafts. He led a penitent and austere life.

Reflections from the Saints

The bread which you use is the bread of the hungry; the garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of him who is naked; the shoes you wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot; the acts of charity that you do not perform are so many injustices that you commit.
– St. Basil
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2311

Public authorities should make equitable provision for those who for reasons of conscience refuse to bear arms; these are nonetheless obliged to serve the human community in some other way.