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Saint of the Day

Bl. Maria Karlowska (1865-1935)
After being raised in a pious family, Maria started the Congregation of the Good Shepherd of the Divine Providence. Their mission, to this day, is to work for the moral and social rehabilitation of prostitutes, and care for those suffering from venereal diseases.

Reflections from the Saints

Make Christ more visible than we ourselves.
– Bl. Maria Karlowska
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2282

If suicide is committed with the intention of setting an example, especially to the young, it also takes on the gravity of scandal. Voluntary co-operation in suicide is contrary to the moral law. Grave psychological disturbances, anguish, or grave fear of hardship, suffering, or torture can diminish the responsibility of the one committing suicide.