Saint of the Day

St. Lutgarde (1182-1246)
When her dowry was lost, Lutgarde was sent to a Benedictine convent. She embraced her vocation and became a nun. Desiring a more rigid lifestyle, she joined the Cistercians. She had the gifts of healing and prophecy, and regularly had visions of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the saints.

Reflections from the Saints

What is easier, sweeter, more pleasant, than to love goodness, beauty, and love, the fullness of which you are, O Lord, my God?
– St. Robert Bellarmine
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2291

The use of drugs inflicts very grave damage on human health and life. Their use, except on strictly therapeutic grounds, is a grave offense. Clandestine production of and trafficking in drugs are scandalous practices. They constitute direct co-operation in evil, since they encourage people to practices gravely contrary to the moral law.