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Saint of the Day

Bl. Junipero Serra (1713-1784)
A Franciscan, Junipero was sent as a missionary to North America. He founded over twenty missions and converted thousands of Native Americans while sharing European farming methods and crafts. He led a penitent and austere life.

Reflections from the Saints

The bread which you use is the bread of the hungry; the garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of him who is naked; the shoes you wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot; the acts of charity that you do not perform are so many injustices that you commit.
– St. Basil
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2312

The Church and human reason both assert the permanent validity of the moral law during armed conflict. "The mere fact that war has regrettably broken out does not mean that everything becomes licit between the warring parties."