Wisdom of the Saints about sin (part 6)

“Let no one lead you astray; the most pernicious kind of sin is the failure to realize one’s own sinfullness.” St. Caesarius of Arles (5th-6th centuries) “Nor did demons crucify Him, it is you who have crucified Him and crucify Him still, when you delight in your vices and sins.”...

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Wisdom of the saints about sexual morality

“Either we must speak as we dress, or dress as we speak. Why do we profess one thing and display another? The tongue talks of chastity, but the whole body reveals impurity.” St. Jerome (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “He that is chaste before marriage, much more will be...

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Wisdom of the Saints about detachment (part 4)

  “If material things please you, take occasion from them to praise God, and turn your love from them toward Him Who made them, lest in these things that please you, you displease Him.” St. Augustine of Hippo (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church)   “Whatever you possess must not...

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Wisdom of the Saints about woman

“I feel an indescribable pleasure in reading the Acts of the Martyrs; but when the Martyr is a woman, my enthusiasm is doubled. For the frailer the instrument, the great is the grace, the brighter the trophy, the grander the victory; and this, not because of her weakness, but because...

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Wisdom of the Saints about the Passion of Christ

“Many indeed are the wondrous happenings of that time: God hanging on a cross, the sun made dark…for it was fitting that creation should mourn its Creator.” St. Gregory Nazianzen (4th century, Doctor of the Church) “He is our salvation Who was wounded for us, and fastened with nails to...

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Wisdom of the Saints about charity (part 4)

“He who has the love of Christ sometimes causes pain, even to someone he loves, for that person’s good.” St. Basil the Great (4th century, Doctor of the Church) “Now what precisely is meant by the words, ‘My friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment’? Listen...

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Wisdom of the Saints about Holy Mass (part 7)

“Scripture says, ‘Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him, and thousands of thousands ministered to Him, and they cried, ‘Holy, holy, holy Lord of hosts, the whole creation is full of His glory’.’ We too, therefore, gathering together in one accord in our conscience, should cry out earnestly as...

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