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Saint of the Day

St. Margaret of Cortona (1247-1297)
After living for some time as a concubine, Margaret repented and, as a Franciscan tertiary, became a model of penitence and charity. She founded a congregation of tertiary sisters, a confraternity of Our Lady of Mercy, and a hospital for the sick poor.

Reflections from the Saints

Prayer is to our soul what rain is to the soil. Fertilize the soil ever so richly, it will remain barren unless fed by frequent rains.
– St. John Vianney
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2146

The second commandment forbids the abuse of God's name, i.e., every improper use of the names of God, Jesus Christ, but also of the Virgin Mary and all the saints.