"No one can make excuses, because anyone can love God; and he does not ask the soul for more than to love him, because he loves the soul, and it is his love." Blessed Angela of Foligno

Today's Meditation

“The vow of poverty is a generous renunciation and detachment from the heavy burden of temporal things. It is an alleviation of the spirit, it is a relief afforded to human infirmity, the liberty of a noble heart to strive after eternal and spiritual blessings. It is a satiety and abundance, in which the thirst after earthly treasures is allayed, and a sovereignty and ownership, in which a most noble enjoyment of all riches is established. All this, my daughter, and many other blessings are contained in voluntary poverty, and all this the sons of the world are ignorant and deprived of, precisely because they are lovers of earthly riches and enemies of this holy and opulent poverty.”
—Ven. Mary of Agreda, p. 85

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Daily Verse

"We know that we belong to God, and the whole world is under the power of the evil one. We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us discernment to know the one who is true. And we are in the one who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life." 1 John 5:19-20

Saint Oscar Romero

Saint of the Day

Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was born on August 15, 1917 in Ciudad Barrios, a small town in El Salvador. Oscar discerned very early that God was calling him to be a priest. When he was only fourteen years old he left home to study for the priesthood. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of San Salvador in 1942. He was a parish priest, editor of the diocesan newspaper, worked with the bishops of El Salvador and in 1977 became Archbishop of San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador. During this time there was much violence and unrest, with many civilians being killed. Archbishop Romero denounced the actions of the military and the government. He advocated for the poor and oppressed, becoming a “voice for the voiceless”. The government turned against the Catholic Church and began arresting and killing priests and closing Catholic institutions. Despite all the violence, Archbishop Romero advocated for non-violent protests and urged the military to obey God, not the orders of men. On March 24, 1980, he was assassinated while saying Mass in the Chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence. Pope John Paul II gave him the title of “Servant of God” in 1997. In 2015, Pope Francis declared Archbishop Romero a martyr. He was formally beatified on May 23, 2015 and canonized by Pope Francis on October 14, 2018. His feast day is October 14th.

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