The Wisdom of the Saints about Jesus Christ (part 6)

“What among all things that exist is unoriginate? The Godhead. For no one can tell the origin of God, that otherwise would be older than God. But what is the cause of the Manhood, which for our sake God assumed? It was surely our salvation. What else could it be?”...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about suffering (part 7)

“Christ suffered all that He had to suffer; nothing at all is lacking to the number of His sufferings. Therefore His sufferings are complete, but in Him as in the head; there remain even now sufferings of Christ to be endured in the body.” St. Augustine of Hippo (4th-5th centuries,...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about the Virgin Mary (part 7)

“What is this great mystery about you, O holy Mother and Virgin?…You are the royal throne, around which angels stand to see their Lord and Creator seated upon it. You are called the spiritual Eden…for in the former Eden the earthly Adam dwelt, but in you the Lord from Heaven.”...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about love for God (part 2)

“O Love, Who are ever burning and are never extinguished, O Charity, my God, set me totally afire.” St. Augustine (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “Lucky the man who loves and longs for God as a smitten lover does for his beloved…Someone truly in love keeps before his mind’s...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about Truth (part 4)

“For the Churches which have been planted in Germany do not believe or hand down anything different, nor do those in Spain, nor those in Gaul, not those in the East, nor those in Egypt, nor those in Libya, nor those which have been established in the central regions of...

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Wisdom of the Saints about the Sacraments (part 2)

“[Christ] is in the Father by reason of His divine nature, we are in Him by reason of His human birth, and He is in us through the mystery of the sacraments.” St. Hilary of Poitiers (4th century, Doctor of the Church) “When Adam sleeps, Eve is formed from his...

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Wisdom of the Saints about the Cross (part 3)

“We proclaim the Crucified and the devils quake. So don’t be ashamed of the cross of Christ. Openly seal it on your forehead that the devils may behold the royal sign and flee trembling far away. Make the sign of the cross when you eat or drink, when you sit,...

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Wisdom of the Saints about spiritual warfare (part 3)

“God has desired that in spiritual combat we might fight rather with prayers than with our own strength.” St. Augustine of Hippo (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “When a prayer, like a ray of the sun, arises from our tongue and comes forth from our mouth, our mind is...

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