Wisdom of the Saints about Truth (part 5)

“All truth wherever it is found belongs to us as Christians.” St. Justin Martyr (2nd century) “What contradicts truth cannot be just.” St. Augustine (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “For it is our plain duty to preach and defend the truth in a straightforward way. Those who are to...

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Wisdom of the Saints about the Cross (part 4)

“The Cross, if you wish to define it, is the confirmation of victory, the way by which God descended to man, the trophy against material spirits, the repulsion of death, the foundation of the ascent to the true day, and the ladder for those who hurry to enjoy the light...

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Wisdom of the Saints about humility (part 8)

“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” St. Augustine of Hippo (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church)   “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”...

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Wisdom of the Saints about God (part 2)

“While men, indeed, cannot make anything out of nothing, but only out of matter already existing, yet God is in this point preeminently superior to men, that He Himself called into being the substance of His creation, when previously it had no existence.” St. Irenaeus (2nd-3rd centuries) “For God, being...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about Holy Scripture (part 4)

“When Peter preached the Word publicly at Rome and declared the Gospel by the Spirit, many who were present requested that Mark, who had been a long time his follower and who remembered his saying, should write down what had been proclaimed.” St. Clement of Alexandria (2nd-3rd centuries) “The study...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about intercessory prayer (part 4)

“Pray without ceasing on behalf of other men…for cannot he that falls rise again.” St. Ignatius of Antioch (1st -2nd centuries) “In charity, follow the deceased with sorrow and with offerings, and pray that he may have rest in the hidden place where he is going.” St. Ephraim the Syrian...

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