Saint of the Day

Bl. Anne Garcia (1549-1626)
Anne was a shepherdess before becoming a Carmelite. She was a secretary and close friend to St. Teresa of Avila, who later died in her arms. Upon Teresa's death, she continued her work on the Carmelite reform in France.

Reflections from the Saints

We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.
– St. Teresa of Avila
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2282

If suicide is committed with the intention of setting an example, especially to the young, it also takes on the gravity of scandal. Voluntary co-operation in suicide is contrary to the moral law. Grave psychological disturbances, anguish, or grave fear of hardship, suffering, or torture can diminish the responsibility of the one committing suicide.