Saint of the Day

St. Agnes of Montepulciano (1268-1317)
Agnes entered a monastery at nine, became abbess at fifteen, and founded a Dominican convent at Montepulciano, which she governed until her death. She lived off bread and water, slept on the ground, and used a stone for a pillow.

Reflections from the Saints

God in his omnipotence could not give more, in His wisdom He knew not how to give more, in His riches He had not more to give, than the Eucharist.
– St. Augustine
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2221

The fecundity of conjugal love cannot be reduced solely to the procreation of children, but must extend to their moral education and their spiritual formation. "The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute." The right and the duty of parents to educate their children are primordial and inalienable.