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Saint of the Day

St. James the Greater (1st century)
The Apostle James was a fisherman, the brother of the apostle John, and a disciple of John the Baptist. He witnessed nearly all of the recorded miracles of Christ. After Pentecost, he preached in Samaria, Judea, and Spain. He was the first Apostle to be martyred.

Reflections from the Saints

God, the Creator of all things, is so full of mercy and compassion that whatever may be the grace for which we stretch out our hands, we shall not fail to receive it.
– St. Bernard
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2348

All the baptized are called to chastity. The Christian has "put on Christ," the model for all chastity. All Christ's faithful are called to lead a chaste life in keeping with their particular states of life. At the moment of his Baptism, the Christian is pledged to lead his affective life in chastity.