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Saint of the Day

St. Pacifico of San Severino (1653-1721)
Pacifico was raised by his uncle after both of his parents died when he was three. He was a Franciscan priest and a Philosophy professor. He lived a life of contemplation after his health failed. For the final 29 years of his life, he was lame, deaf, and blind.

Reflections from the Saints

Present sorrow and suffering is the way to glory, the way to the kingdom.
– St. Bernard
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2423

The Church's social teaching proposes principles for reflection; it provides criteria for judgment; it gives guidelines for action.