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Saint of the Day

Bl. Maria Romero Meneses (1902-1977)
After she witnessed an apparition of Our Lady and was cured of a disease, Maria joined the Salesians. A teacher of art and music, she inspired her students to work with the poor. She had a unique gift of inspiring the wealthy to support her work; she founded a number of schools, clinics, and shelters.

Reflections from the Saints

We need Catholics who are alert to the present moment... modern Catholics who know how to nourish themselves in the past but whose eyes are fixed on the future.
– Bl. Carlos Santiago
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2317

Injustice, excessive economic or social inequalities, envy, distrust, and pride raging among men and nations constantly threaten peace and cause wars. Everything done to overcome these disorders contributes to building up peace and avoiding war.