Saint of the Day

St. Pacifico of San Severino (1653-1721)
Pacifico was raised by his uncle after both of his parents died when he was three. He was a Franciscan priest and a Philosophy professor. He lived a life of contemplation after his health failed. For the final 29 years of his life, he was lame, deaf, and blind.

Reflections from the Saints

Present sorrow and suffering is the way to glory, the way to the kingdom.
– St. Bernard
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2422

The Church's social teaching comprises a body of doctrine, which is articulated as the Church interprets events in the course of history, with the assistance of the Holy Spirit, in the light of the whole of what has been revealed by Jesus Christ. This teaching can be more easily accepted by men of good will, the more the faithful let themselves be guided by it.