Saint of the Day

King St. Louis of France (1214-1270)
Louis became the King of France at age eleven and ruled for forty-four years. He promoted Christianity in France, established religious foundations, built hospitals, and collected relics. He died while leading his second crusade.

Reflections from the Saints

In prosperity, give thanks to God with humility and fear lest by pride you abuse God's benefits and so offend him.
– King St. Louis of France
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2382

The Lord Jesus insisted on the original intention of the Creator who willed that marriage be indissoluble. He abrogates the accommodations that had slipped into the old Law. Between the baptized, "a ratified and consummated marriage cannot be dissolved by any human power or for any reason other than death."