Dec 14
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Saint John of the Cross

THE father of St. John was discarded by his kindred for marrying a poor orphan, and the Saint, thus born and nurtured in poverty, chose it also for his portion. Unable to learn a trade, he became the servant of the poor in the hospital of Medina, ... read full bio

reflection

"Live in the world," said St. John, "as if God and your soul only were in it; so shall your heart be never made captive by any earthly thing."