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Saint of the Day

Bl. Maria Adeodata Pisani (1806-1855)
The daughter of a baron, Maria renounced her life of luxury to become a cloistered Benedictine nun. She was known for her love of the poor, her austere lifestyle, and her ecstacies.

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 #2149

Oaths which misuse God's name, though without the intention of blasphemy, show lack of respect for the Lord. The second commandment also forbids magical use of the divine name.