Saturday, December 1, 2012

Catholic Quotes

(PS: I am still here! I just got busy and traveled a bit and also had a little health stuff I had to deal with.)

Quotes of the Early Fathers and Christians of the Church (33AD to 750AD)

The angels must be petitioned for us, who have been given to us to guard us. 
St. Ambrose of Milan (340-397AD) on Angels
Mini-Bio: German; bishop, Doctor of the Church

Saints throughout the Age of the Church

The soul that journeys to God, but doesn't shake off its cares and quiet its appetites, is like someone who drags a cart uphill. 
St. John of the Cross (1542-1591AD) on Detachment from the World
Mini-Bio: Spanish; Carmelite priest, provincial, reformer, mystical writer, Doctor of the Church

Holy Quotes from the Popes of the Church

Where others lose themselves, those who trust in Christ can do everything. In harmony with order and the justification and magnificence of God, they rise above the disorders and storms of the world with equal courage and order. 
Pope St. Pius X (1835-1914AD)
Mini-Bio: pope: (1903-1914) Italian; pope, reformer. Created a special congregation of cardinals to look at formation of a new code of canon law.

Quotes on Mary, Our Blessed Mother: a Marian Potpourri

Scripture meditation: She will come forth to meet the just man like a mother. … He will lean on her and not fall, rely on her and not be put to shame. Sirach 15:2-4

Reflection: Mary is the heart of the Church. From this heart there spring forth without interruption all the works of charity. 
St. Anthony Mary Claret (1807-1870AD)
Mini-Bio: Spanish; priest, founder of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Claretians)
Prayer: O Mary, increase my faith in the true Church of your Divine Son, and make that faith manifest itself every day in genuine works of charity.

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