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St. Godric (1069-1170)
Once a drunken fighter who chased women, Godric became a hermit when St. Cuthbert converted him. He was remarkable for his austerities, supernatural gifts, and his familiarity with wild animals.

Reflections from the Saints

To love the Church is to love Jesus Christ, and vice versa.
– St. Eugene de Mazenod
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2262

In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord recalls the commandment, "You shall not kill," and adds to it the proscription of anger, hatred, and vengeance. Going further, Christ asks his disciples to turn the other cheek, to love their enemies. He did not defend himself and told Peter to leave his sword in its sheath.