Saint of the Day

Bl. John Amias (16th century)
John was a cloth merchant in England. After his wife died, he divided his property among his many children, and travelled to France to study for the priesthood. When he was ordained, he returned to England to serve the underground Church. He was arrested and killed for the crime of priesthood.

Reflections from the Saints

The crosses with which our path through life is strewn associate us with Jesus in the mystery of His crucifixion.
– St. John Eudes
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2175

Sunday is expressly distinguished from the sabbath which it follows chronologically every week; for Christians its ceremonial observance replaces that of the sabbath. In Christ's Passover, Sunday fulfills the spiritual truth of the Jewish sabbath and announces man's eternal rest in God. For worship under the Law prepared for the mystery of Christ, and what was done there prefigured some aspects of Christ.