Saint of the Day

Sts. Cosmas and Damian (3rd century)
Cosmas and Damian were twin brothers known for their skill in medicine. In the spirit of charity, they refused payment for their services. They were both martyred during the persecution of Diocletian.

Reflections from the Saints

Christ, like a skillful physician, understands the weakness of men. He loves to teach the ignorant and the erring he turns again to his own true way. He is easily found by those who live by faith and to those of pure eye and holy heart, who desire to knock at the door, he opens immediately.
– St. Hyppolytus
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2426

The development of economic activity and growth in production are meant to provide for the needs of human beings. Economic life is not meant solely to multiply goods produced and increase profit or power; it is ordered first of all to the service of persons, of the whole man, and of the entire human community. Economic activity, conducted according to its own proper methods, is to be exercised within the limits of the moral order, in keeping with social justice so as to correspond to God's plan for man.