Saint of the Day

St. Berard (13th century)
Berard joined the Franciscans in 1213. Proficient in Arabic and an eloquent preacher, he was sent by St. Francis, along with four companions, to preach in Morocco. They were the first Franciscans to be imprisoned and martyred.

Reflections from the Saints

Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.
– St. Francis of Assisi