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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Wisdom of the Saints…about Holy Scripture (part 3)

The Wisdom of the Saints………………………about Holy Scripture (part 3) “Matthew also issued a written Gospel among the Hebrews in their own dialect, while Peter and Paul were preaching at Rome, and laying the foundations of the Church. After their departure, Mark, the disciple and interpreter of Peter, did also hand...

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