Sunday, December 9, 2012

Catholic Quotes

Quotes of the Early Fathers and Christians of the Church (33AD to 750AD)
Let us not cheat ourselves of all this power, glory, blessedness by bartering the enjoyment of all eternal things for a brief season of pleasure that cannot last. 
Nemesius of Emesa (315-386AD) on Glory
Mini-Bio: Syrian; philosopher, apologist, and bishop of Emesa

Saints throughout the Age of the Church
The strategy of our adversary can be compared to the tactics of a commander intent upon seizing and plundering a position he desires. The leader of an army will encamp, explore the fortifications and defenses of the fortress, and attack at the weakest point. In the same way, the adversary of our human nature examines from every side all our virtues, theological, cardinal and moral. Wherever he discovers the defenses of eternal salvation to be the weakest and most lacking, there he attacks and tries to take us by storm.
St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556AD) on the Devil, Lucifer, Satan
Mini-Bio: Spanish; priest, spiritual writer, founder and first superior general of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

Holy Quotes from the Popes of the Church
Peace is needed. This refers to inner peace, peace of the conscience freed from all the fragmentation caused by sin and open to the true good. It also means peace with others, in mutual respect and friendship made of truth and love.
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: There is immortality in kinship with [her], and pure delight in friendship with her, and inexhaustible wealth in the works of her hands. Wisdom 8:17-18

Reflection: Our good works pass through the hands of Mary and received an increase in purity as well as in merit and intercessory value. That is why they become much more capable of comforting the Holy Souls in purgatory.
St. Louis Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716AD)
Mini-Bio: French; priest, missionary, spiritual writer founder of the Daughters of Divine Wisdom and the Missionaries of the Company of Mary
Prayer: O Mary, purify my good works and apply them to the Holy Souls. Help especially those souls who were closest to me on earth as well as those who struggled with the same sins I struggle with.

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