Saint of the Day

St. Edward the Confessor (1003-1066)
As the King of England, Edward repelled an invasion, helped restore the King of Scotland to his throne, and abolished unjust taxes. He was noted for his generosity to the poor, and for his great piety and love of God. To satisfy his people, he married, but he remained celibate. During his reign, he commissioned the building of many churches, including Westminster Abbey. His incorrupt body rests there today.

Reflections from the Saints

Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you, for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart.
– St. Therese of Lisieux
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2443

God blesses those who come to the aid of the poor and rebukes those who turn away from them: "Give to him who begs from you, do not refuse him who would borrow from you"; "you received without pay, give without pay." It is by what they have done for the poor that Jesus Christ will recognize his chosen ones. When "the poor have the good news preached to them," it is the sign of Christ's presence.