Quotes of the Early Fathers and Christians of the Church (33AD to 750AD)
Those who suffered martyrdom before baptism, having been washed in their own blood, were vivified by the Holy Spirit of God.
Didymus the Blind (313-398AD) on Baptism
Mini-Bio: Alexandrian; amassed a vast knowledge of grammar, rhetoric, logic, music, arithmetic, and geometry, and a perfect familiarity with Holy Scripture
Saints throughout the Age of the Church
A prayer of his youth while still resisting God: Give me chastity -- but not yet.
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430AD) on Chastity
Mini-Bio: North African; bishop, theologian, Doctor of the Church
Holy Quotes from the Popes of the Church
The temptation today is to try to build a world for oneself, forgetting the Creator and His design and loving Providence. But sooner or later we must come to grips with this: That to forget God, to feign the death of God, is to promote the death of humankind and of all civilization.
Pope John Paul II (1920 - 2005AD)
Mini-Bio: pope: (1978 - 2005) Polish; The most traveled pope in history. During his papacy he has issued many letters clarifying and safeguarding the Churches teachings in moral areas. Has consecrated his papacy to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Quotes on Mary, Our Blessed Mother: a Marian Potpourri
Scripture meditation: Set me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is strong as death, and jealousy as hard as the netherworld; its flames are a blazing fire. Song of Solomon 8:6
Reflection: O Mother of love, you have given me your Heart. Now take firm possession of my heart and offer it completely to the pure love and sole glory of your beloved Son.
St. John Eudes (1601-1680AD)Prayer: O Mary, you love all your spiritual children with a never-ending love. Grant me an undying love for you and your Divine Son Jesus both in time and for all eternity.
Mini-Bio: French; priest, missionary, founder of seminaries and of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists)