Mass Readings: February 22
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