Quotes of the Early Fathers and Christians of the Church (33AD to 750AD)
No one may understand the meaning of the Gospel if he has not rested on the breast of Jesus and received Mary from Jesus, to be his mother also.
Origen (185-254AD) on Mary, Our Blessed Mother
Mini-Bio: Alexandrian; philosopher, theologian, writer
Saints throughout the Age of the Church
In anything that is for the service of the Lord, the Devil tries his arts, working under the guise of holiness.
St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582AD) on the Devil, Lucifer, Satan
Mini-Bio: Spanish; Founder of the Discalced Carmelites, Doctor of the Church. She left us excellent writings and teachings on prayer and had a great devotion to St. Joseph.
Holy Quotes from the Popes of the Church
It is in our power to correspond with continuing increase in grace that God wishes to grant us. He does so to help us advance, without hesitation or stumbling, toward His Kingdom.
Blessed 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 Church's teachings in moral areas. Has consecrated his papacy to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Quotes on Mary, Our Blessed Mother: a Marian Potpourri
Scripture meditation: They who are planted in the house of the Lord will flourish in the courts of our God. Psalms 92:14
Reflection: The Blessed Virgin Mary was led to the temple. Thenceforward planted in the house of God, and cultivated by the Spirit, she like a fruitful olive tree became the abode of all virtues.
St. John Damascene (of Damascus) (675-749AD)Prayer: O Mary, in the Temple you grew in both body and soul. Let me always continue to grow in soul long after my body has stopped growing.
Mini-Bio: Syrian; priest, monk, theologian, poet, Doctor of the Church
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