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St. Alexius (5th century)
Alexius was the only son of a wealth Roman Senator. When his parents arranged a marriage for him, he fled, disguised as a beggar. A Seventeen years later, a vision of Our Lady brought unwanted attention to him, so he returned to Rome and lived hidden in his father's house until his death.

Reflections from the Saints

Charity is the only answer to all social problems.
– Bl. Juan Moreno
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2339

Chastity includes an apprenticeship in self-mastery which is a training in human freedom. The alternative is clear: either man governs his passions and finds peace, or he lets himself be dominated by them and becomes unhappy. "Man's dignity therefore requires him to act out of conscious and free choice, as moved and drawn in a personal way from within, and not by blind impulses in himself or by mere external constraint. Man gains such dignity when, ridding himself of all slavery to the passions, he presses forward to his goal by freely choosing what is good and, by his diligence and skill, effectively secures for himself the means suited to this end."