Saint of the Day

Sts. Simon and Jude (1st century)
Simon, called the Zealot, was an Apostle who spread the Gospel in Egypt and Mesopotamia. Jude, also an Apostle, was a nephew of Mary and Joseph. He wrote a canonical letter, and preached with St. Simon. A healer and an exorcist, he is now favored as the patron saint of lost or impossible causes. Both Simon and Jude were martyrs.

Reflections from the Saints

Build yourselves up in your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
– St. Jude
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2472

The duty of Christians to take part in the life of the Church impels them to act as witnesses of the Gospel and of the obligations that flow from it. This witness is a transmission of the faith in words and deeds. Witness is an act of justice that establishes the truth or makes it known.