Quotes of the Early Fathers and Christians of the Church (33AD to 750AD)
Though men should say much, they shall not be able to express it. … Yet it is right for a speaker to compare and call that place "the abode of God," and "the place of life," "the perfect place," "the place of light," "the place of glory," "the Sabbath of God," "the day of rest," "the repose of the righteous," "the joy of the just," "the abode and dwelling-place of the righteous and the holy," "the place of our hope," "the sure abode of our trust," "the place of our treasure," "the place that shall assuage our weariness and remove our afflictions, and soothe our sighs."
St. Aphraates/Aphrahat (336-345AD) on Glory
Mini-Bio: Persian; hermit, "the Persian Sage", apologist; his work: the Demonstrations, witness to the practice of Extreme Unction
Saints throughout the Age of the Church
We have been called to head wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way. Many who may seem to us to be children of the Devil will still become Christ's disciples.
St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226AD) on the Devil, Lucifer, Satan
Mini-Bio: Italian; preacher, mystic, stigmatist, founder of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
Holy Quotes from the Popes of the Church
In order to become apostles, as the Church wishes us all to be today, there is need of a deep love for Christ, a personal love, a true love, and a full love. The apostolate is an overflowing of love, an outburst of love, turning into witness and action.
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 travel outside of 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: You … know me, you see me, you have tested my heart. Jeremiah 12:3
Reflection: O Mary, you are the Virgin who captivates our hearts. Introduce into heavenly joy the souls who venerate your Heart.
St. John Eudes (1601-1680AD)Prayer: O Mary, you are the Queen of Hearts. Take me under your care and help me to venerate you Heart temporally on earth and eternally in heaven.
Mini-Bio: French; priest, missionary, founder of seminaries and of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists)
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