Thursday, February 10, 2011

(sorry I missed a few days due to storms)

Quotes of the Early Fathers and Christians of the Church (33AD to 750AD)
Let it be your first care not to deceive yourself. 
St. Melito of Sardis (165-180AD) on the Search
Mini-Bio: Asian; Bishop, prominent ecclesiastical writer

Saints throughout the Age of the Church
What has a person to fear who lives in the arms and bosom of God? 
St. Paul of the Cross (1694-1775AD) on Fear
Mini-Bio: Italian; monk, preacher, visionary, founder and first superior general of the Barefoot Clerks of the Holy Cross and Passion (Passionists)

Holy Quotes from the Popes of the Church
All the pure in heart are, in a certain sense, mystics, because, as Christ proclaimed, they are candidates to "see God." But we should all be pure in heart, all good, simple, and childlike. We should all be able to want, be able to yearn, be able to receive. 
Pope Paul VI (1897-1978AD)
Mini-Bio: pope: (1963-1978) Italian; Reconvened Vatican II, and implemented many of its reforms. Became the first pope in over 150 years to leave Italy. He enlarged the college of cardinals. Reaffirmed the church's ban on contraception.

Quotes on Mary, Our Blessed Mother: a Marian Potpourri

Scripture meditation: God sent his Son born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive the full rights of adoption. Galatians 4:4-5 

Reflection: God has decreed that the whole of the Redemption should be accomplished through Mary, with Mary and in Mary. Just as nothing was created without Christ, so nothing has been re-created without the Blessed Virgin. 

St. Peter Damian (1001-1072AD) 
Mini-Bio: Italian; cardinal-bishop, Benedictine prior, spiritual writer, Doctor of the Church
Prayer: O Mary, through you the world has been re-created by Jesus. Help me to contribute to this re-creation by performing all activities in union with you and your Divine Son.

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