Saint of the Day

Bl. Osanna Andreasi (15th century)
The daughter of Italian nobles, Osanna rejected an arranged marriage and joined the Dominicans. She was a mystic and visionary who bore the marks and pains of the stigmata, but did not bleed. She often spoke out against decadence and the immorality of the aristocrats.

Reflections from the Saints

God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self.
– St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2295

Research or experimentation on the human being cannot legitimate acts that are in themselves contrary to the dignity of persons and to the moral law. The subjects' potential consent does not justify such acts. Experimentation on human beings is not morally legitimate if it exposes the subject's life or physical and psychological integrity to disproportionate or avoidable risks. Experimentation on human beings does not conform to the dignity of the person if it takes place without the informed consent of the subject or those who legitimately speak for him.