Saint of the Day

St. Harlindis (8th century)
Harlindis was a friend of St. Boniface and the sister of St. Belindis. She helped found an abbey in Belgium, and served as its first abbess.

Reflections from the Saints

The Creed is the spiritual seal, our heart's meditation and an ever-present guardian; it is, unquestionably, the treasure of our soul.
– St. Ambrose
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2181

The Sunday Eucharist is the foundation and confirmation of all Christian practice. For this reason the faithful are obliged to participate in the Eucharist on days of obligation, unless excused for a serious reason (for example, illness, the care of infants) or dispensed by their own pastor. Those who deliberately fail in this obligation commit a grave sin.