The Wisdom of the Saints……..about faith (part 6)

“Let us struggle against the principalities, against the powers, against lurking tyrants and persecutors, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places and among the celestial beings, against the war which goes on even within ourselves among the passions, against...

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The Wisdom of the Saints…………about The Holy Trinity

“For with [God] were always present the Word and Wisdom, the Son and the Spirit, by Whom and in Whom, freely and spontaneously, He made all things, to Whom also He speaks, saying, ‘Let Us make man after Our image and likeness’.” St. Irenaeus (2nd-3rd centuries) “There is one God,...

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The Wisdom of the Saints………….about the Sacraments

“Let none of you turn deserter. Let your baptism be your armor; your faith, your helmet; your love, your spear; your patient endurance, your panoply.” St. Ignatius of Antioch (1st-2nd century) “Of the beliefs and practices whether generally accepted or publicly enjoined which are preserved in the Church some we...

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Wisdom of the Saints….about purity (part 2)

“If you wish to prevent all evil thoughts, let your eyes be modestly reserved, and make a league with them never to look upon anything which it is not permitted you to desire.” St. Gregory of Nyssa (4th century) “As water extinguishes fire, so prayer extinguishes the heat of the...

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Wisdom of the Saints…about the Incarnation

The Wisdom of the Saints……………………….about the Incarnation (part 4) “The Lord entered [Mary] to become a servant. The Word came into her to keep silence in her womb. The thunder came into her to make no sound whatever. The shepherd came into her and see, the Lamb is born, crying...

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