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Saint of the Day

Bl. Crispin of Viterbo (1668-1750)
Crispin was a Franciscan brother. A miracle worker who was known for his charitable care of the poor and sick, he was visited by priests, bishops, and even a pope. He called himself the ass (the beast of burden) of the Capuchins.

Reflections from the Saints

Let us love God who deserves it!
– Bl. Crispin of Viterbo
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2260

The covenant between God and mankind is interwoven with reminders of God's gift of human life and man's murderous violence: The Old Testament always considered blood a sacred sign of life. This teaching remains necessary for all time.